[nSLUG] rsh(1) as root
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Feb 26 02:35:42 AST 2014
Working on host grody as root, I would like to do:
grody-root% date -s `rsh nudel date`
to set the date on grody to match that on nudel.
But I get "Permission denied", presumably because of a prohibition
against remote logins by root. It works for non-root:
grody-user% rsh nudel date
Wed Feb 26 01:26:37 AST 2014
The things I've tried are too numerous and tedious to recount here in
detail (although I could, if this were a really iteresting topic. :-)
Is there a simple way to enable rsh(1) by root from a remote host?
Yes, I know this is in general a Bad Thing and I would disable it
after using. I just need it occasionally. As it is, I telnet to nudel
from grody, execute date(1), then cut and paste from a user xterm to
one owned by root. Works, loses a few seconds, inelegant, y'know?
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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