[Beowulf] Newbie

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Thu Dec 29 14:42:00 PST 2005

>   where i need to setup the remote shell (rsh) but i cant find the
>   /etc/hosts.equiv or the .rhosts files. They are just not there. Do i need
>   to create the files or do i need to install Linux 9 again?  

first, it's almost never appropriate to reinstall any unix - if you are,
you're doing something wrong.  the installer uses the same package tools that
you can use if you forget to configure something during install.

those files are security config files, and rsh is normally/correctly
shipped without them.  after all, they exist for the purpose of _reducing_
security; their meaning is described in their man pages.  but probably
all you really want is for each host to have all the hosts in the cluster
listed in /etc/hosts.equiv.

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