I'm about to setup a fairly large network that involves sending files
from various sites to a central server and sending files from the
server back to the sites. The central server will be running OS5 and
the sites OS5 and/or Unix. I've found that any account with super
user status does not want to work with rcp despite setting the machine
names in /etc/hosts.equiv and having the same names in /etc/passwd.
If I create a non-super user account on two machines I seem to be able
to rcp fron one to another but get a 'socket: permission denied' in
the reverse direction. This may be due to permissions/ownership on
/dev/socksys (I haven't checked this yet) . On the machine with the
socket problem I can rcmd the other system. The problem I would then
face if it works in the non-super user account is how can I fire up
the rcp from a super user account, will cd'ing to the directory and
issuing the rcp command work ?
The machines are going to be connected via ISDN lines. Is there a
simple way to fire a communication session if background using rcp or
FTP ? The application is in Microfocus Cobol. In the past where I've
used dial up modems & uucp I've just issued a call to the system with
no problem. Might I be better off using uucp with TCP/IP ?
If FTP could be triggered with the options on the command line then
this would sort things out nicely, I don't really want to have to
amend a .netrc each time I want to fire files at different systems
although I guess a multiple entry .netrc MIGHT just work .
Any help or suggestions would be most gratefully received.
E-mail would be preferable as it keeps the jolly old bandwidth down.