On 2/9/06, Jacob (=Jouk) Jansen <[email protected]> wrote: > ports 512-514 are open on both sides. The machines are on the same local > network without any firewall apart from their own ones. portmapper is > running on both sides. So what netfilter can be in the way? > > The only thing I'm not sure about is selinux (I do not fully understand the > configuration, which is still "default" on this machine) Can that in the way? > > Or do I need other ports than 512-514? Last night I installed rsh-server and activated it in xinetd. I got "No route to host" on the client side until I shut down iptables on the server. I didn't investigate to see which individual port or ports needed to be unfiltered. After dropping the firewall, I got "connection refused" on the client side after a timeout period, but I didn't pursue it; I just assumed I've got the rshd/xinetd server misconfigured. You might try running ethereal on the client to see what port it's trying to contact. I have SELinux disabled altogether, so that wasn't causing the connection refused or the no route to host.