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Old 07-25-2001
Question Remote file copy

I facing a problem with Unix command "rcp". I unable to perform a rcp between host machines. I have religiously followed the man pages, but still unable to solve the problem. Do i check for anything to perform this command? Pls help....thanks =)

# 2  
Old 07-25-2001

Are you getting an error back? If so what is it? Are you sure there is an appropriate server on the other machines?
# 3  
Old 07-25-2001
rcp'ing ...

There are a couple preparatory measures to take before using the rcp command. The simplest way to rcp between two servers is to do the following:

1.
a. Verify that the sending and receiving servers have the same user added (hence, if you are going to send a file to a directory owned by user1, make sure that it is being sent by user1)

b. If the same user is not on both machines, become root and add them.

2. Go to the home directory of the user on the sending machine and vi a file called ".rhosts (e.g.
cd ~user1
vi .rhosts
)
3. Add an entry to .rhosts
a. If the hostname and i.p. address of the receiving server is NOT within /etc/hosts, add the i.p. address of the receiving server.

b. If the hostname and i.p. address of the receiving server IS within /etc/hosts, simply add the hostname of the receiving server.

4. Repeat the process on the receving server (verify users, & add/ edit the .rhosts file)

5. Test the rcp connection:
touch rcptest
rcp rcptest <receiving server hostname>:<destination>
e.g. rcp rcptest server1:/var/tmp/usr1/files

You should now be able to rcp between the two machines. I hope that this works for you because it has not failed for me. Take care.

Last edited by JHeliosfear; 07-25-2001 at 02:26 PM..
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Old 07-27-2001
Bug thanks

thanks for ur help, appreciate that =)
 

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