MPICH: works for users not root?

Martin Siegert siegert at
Wed Apr 10 22:43:28 PDT 2002

On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 08:24:05AM -0400, Jim Fraser wrote:
> I have had this pesky problem of running mpi using the bash shell and trying
> to figure out how to get it to work for root.  It works fine for all the
> users but not root. As root I can rsh to any node ok but if I do a      rsh
> node2 -n true  then I get a permission denied.  Again, it works for normal
> users.   I have gutted the .bashrc and /etc/bashrc scripts and the .rhosts
> seem ok.  what could be the problem?  (Linux 7.2)
> thanks
> jim

The least that you need is a line "rsh" in /etc/securetty.

Hope this helps.


Martin Siegert
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