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Old 08-19-2008
launching script via REXEC

Hi folks!

my client uses an winapplication which is launching shell-scripts remotely on a HP-Unix Machine via Rexec.

The application-configuration is launching the script (which is in the home directory of connecting user) like:
Code:
rexec host user pass shell.sh

So far so good, everything works.

Now they decided to get rid of the quite expensive HP-Unix server and asked me to do the same on a Linux-Distro. I set up CentOS and the REXEC-daemon, but....


1. When I launch the script against new Linux server with (same command as it is done towards old HP Unix):
Code:
rexec host user pass shell.sh

it does not work (xinetd gives exitcode 127 : file not found)

2. When I launch the script with:
Code:
rexec host user pass ./shell.sh

it works, but the problem is that i am not allowed to change the settings in the application. So I have to find a solution to launch the script like in point 1 above.

I tried already to put the script-folder to the PATH-variable, but it did not help.

Does somebody know what else I can do? My only little goal is to get this script launched using the commands at point 1.

PS: I know REXEC is not secure, but it's a requirement by company
# 2  
Old 08-19-2008
Did you try to put full path while executing command like,
Code:
rexec host user pass /path/where/it/is/shell.sh

It would be better if you can tell us what shell.sh does?

- nilesh
# 3  
Old 08-20-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ynilesh
Did you try to put full path while executing command like,
Code:
rexec host user pass /path/where/it/is/shell.sh

It would be better if you can tell us what shell.sh does?

- nilesh
the shell.sh is just simply creating a file.

it works with ./shell.sh and also with /path/where/it/is/shell.sh
but my problem is that i am not allowed to change the launching-parameters. so i'm looking for a solution on the linux-server where rexecd is installed
# 4  
Old 08-20-2008
ok solved it!

I checked the $PATH variable via rexec (it was different than on system) and put a symbolic link to the script on a folder which was in PATH-var
 
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