Remote Process Execution

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rexec has the same kind of functionality that rsh has : you can execute shell commands on a remote computer.

The main difference is that rexecd authenticates by reading the username and password (unencrypted) from the socket.

Limitations[edit]

Same as rsh: sends unencrypted information over the network. Even worse, because the password is sent.

Port number[edit]

rexec uses well-known port TCP 512.

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