Provides the server function for the rexec command.
Note: The rexecd daemon is normally started by the inetd daemon. It can also be controlled from the command line, using SRC commands.
/usr/sbin/rexecd [ -s ]
The /usr/sbin/rexecd daemon is the server for the rexec command. This daemon processes commands issued by a foreign host and returns the output of those commands to that foreign host. The rexecd daemon sends and receives data over a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) connection.
Changes to the rexecd daemon can be made using Web-based System Management, the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) or System Resource Controller (SRC), by editing the /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/services file. Entering rexecd at the command line is not recommended.The rexecd daemon is started by default when it is uncommented in the /etc/inetd.conf file.
The inetd daemon get its information from the /etc/inetd.conf file and the /etc/services file.
After changing the /etc/inetd.conf file, run the refresh -s inetd or kill -1 InetdPID command to inform the inetd daemon of the changes to its configuration file.
When the rexecd daemon receives a request, it initiates the following protocol:
|-s||Turns on socket level tracing.|
The kill command, lssrc command, refresh command, rexec command, startsrc command, stopsrc command.
The inetd daemon.
The rexec subroutine.
The /etc/inetd.conf file format.
TCP/IP Overview for System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.
Setting up and running Web-based System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
TCP/IP Daemons in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.