Password-less daemon or rsh setup

matthew.2.burgess at matthew.2.burgess at
Fri Nov 23 03:52:02 EST 2001

I'm new to rsync and trying to configure it to run through either the daemon
or rsh (ssh is not avalilable).  Doing an 'rlogin production' results in a
password prompt - which I want rid of, as we're basically going to have a
robot user running a cron job that utilises rsync.  I'm at a loss as to why
I can't configure rlogin to user hosts.equiv or similar - any help on this
would be greatly appreciated as it's definitely the preferred method.

I've had some limited success with the daemon approach - but again I'm
prompted for a password.  Here's the command I'm trying to run:

backup(nemxb01)$ rsync -nr production::test_module /export/home/nemxb01

If I supply nemxb01's password I get the correct results.  FYI: nemxb01
doesn't exist on the production box.

If someone could give me a step-by-step approach as to how to configure
rlogin, and subsequently rsync to run through rsh I'd appreciate it.

Thanks very much,

Matthew Burgess
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