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# 1  
Old 04-23-2013
Help with rsh problem

Hi all, just after a bit of help..

I am attempting to read in the contents of a flat text file from one system to another using 'rsh', i have this setup over around 15 machines and it works for them all except one. On this one machine it just reads in a blank line for some reason. The machine details are AIX 7.1 on the host machine and AIX 5.3 on the target. I am using the simple command - rsh (machine) cat (targetfile).

Now this just comes back with a blank output for some reason, however if i manually rsh over and then run the cat it works fine..

any ideas ??
# 2  
Old 04-23-2013
I assume you verified rsh works, testing with "rsh machine date" or similar.

Is targetfile an absolute or relative path? If relative path, that would probably account for failure.

Are you 100% sure you entered the absolute path correctly?
# 3  
Old 04-23-2013
Hi, the (targetfile) bit was just an example, yes i do have the absolute path. I tested the rsh with a simple date command and that too brings nothing back, yet i can rsh over to the system with no problems and then run the commands it's just attempting to run them remotely which is the problem.
# 4  
Old 04-23-2013
I would try rsh machine /bin/date (at least it's in my bin directory) to see if something with PATH.
# 5  
Old 04-23-2013
no still nothing, just returns no output at all, no errors or anything..
# 6  
Old 04-23-2013
Maybe you already tried the -v or -vv etc. options to see if it tells you what the problem is?
# 7  
Old 04-23-2013
There are not enough data to say for sure but my "gut-feeling" points to a privilege-problem somehow. What does "lsuser" say about the user account on the target machine involved? Maybe it is restricted in some weird way so that "login" is allowed but remote execution is not.

I hope this helps.

bakunin

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