Cygwin, Vista, and rcmd

Christopher Faylor
Mon May 7 21:12:00 GMT 2007

On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 11:41:28AM -0700, wrote:
>I've been watching the groups, Google, and so forth with little luck to 
>resolving the issue seen by myself and a few other people:
>$ rlogin blah@blah
>   9617 [main] rlogin 5392 e:\cygwin\bin\rlogin.exe: *** fatal error - 
>couldn't dynamically determine load address for 'rcmd' (handle 
>0x75E70000), Win32 error 127
>So I finally did some research myself. I don't have a solution, but i have 
>another name for the problem!
>Error code 127 is the 'procedure not found' code in Win32. I searched 
>through the code and the DLLs involved, and found that ultimately, rlogin 
>is looking for 'rcmd' in mswsock.dll (linked through wsock32.dll). The 
>'rcmd' export is clearly available in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (the two 
>other versions I checked), and conspicuously absent in Vista. (Checked 
>with depends.exe).
>The only thing I could find on the development list was a note from July 
>by Corinna Vinschen that there was work in progress towards replacing 
>the winsock calls -- looks like we're going to need that for Vista.

Have you tried a snapshot?


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