rexd, rpc.rexd - RPC-based remote execution server
rexd is the Sun RPC server for remote program execution. This daemon
is started by inetd(8C) whenever a remote execution request is made.
For noninteractive programs, the standard file descriptors are con-
nected directly to TCP connections. Interactive programs involve
pseudo-terminals, in a fashion that is similar to the login sessions
provided by rlogin(1C). This daemon may use NFS to mount file systems
specified in the remote execution request.
/dev/ttypn pseudo-terminals used for interactive mode
/etc/passwd authorized users
/tmp_rex/rexd?????? temporary mount points for remote file systems.
-s Secure. When specified, requests must have valid des creden-
tials. If the request does not have a DES credential it is
rejected. The default publickey credential is rejected. Only
newer on commands send DES credentials.
If access is denied with an Authentication error, you may have
to set your publickey with the chkey(1) command.
chkey(1), on(1C), rlogin(1C), rex(3R), exports(5), inetd.conf(5), pub-
Diagnostic messages are normally printed on the console, and returned
to the requestor.
Root cannot execute commands using rexd client programs such as on(1C).
9 September 1987 REXD(8C)