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heimdal-rshd: remote shell server

NAME

rshd - remote shell server

SYNOPSIS

[-aiklnvxPL ] [-p port ]

DESCRIPTION

is the server for the rsh(1) program. It provides an authenticated remote command execution service. Supported options are:

-n --no-keepalive
Disables keep-alive messages. Keep-alives are packets sent at certain intervals to make sure that the client is still there, even when it doesn't send any data.
-k --kerberos
Assume that clients connecting to this server will use some form of Kerberos authentication. See the Sx EXAMPLES section for a sample inetd.conf5 configuration.
-x --encrypt
For Kerberos 4 this means that the connections are encrypted. Kerberos 5 can negotiate encryption even without this option, but if it's present will deny unencrypted connections. This option implies -k
-v --vacuous
If the connecting client does not use any Kerberised authentication, print a message that complains about this fact, and exit. This is helpful if you want to move away from old port-based authentication.
-P
When using the AFS filesystem, users' authentication tokens are put in something called a PAG (Process Authentication Group). Multiple processes can share a PAG, but normally each login session has its own PAG. This option disables the Fn setpag call, so all tokens will be put in the default (uid-based) PAG, making it possible to share tokens between sessions. This is only useful in peculiar environments, such as some batch systems.
-i --no-inetd
The -i option will cause to create a socket, instead of assuming that its stdin came from inetd(8). This is mostly useful for debugging.
-p port --port= port
Port to use with -i
-a
This flag is for backwards compatibility only.
-L
This flag enables logging of connections to syslogd(8). This option is always on in this implementation.

FILES

/etc/hosts.equiv
~/.rhosts

EXAMPLES

The following can be used to enable Kerberised rsh in inetd.cond5, while disabling non-Kerberised connections:
shell   stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/libexec/rshd  rshd -v
kshell  stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/libexec/rshd  rshd -k
ekshell stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/libexec/rshd  rshd -kx

HISTORY

The command appeared in BSD 4.2

AUTHORS

This implementation of was written as part of the Heimdal Kerberos 5 implementation.

SEE ALSO

rsh(1), iruserok(3)