I installed kerberos in my debian environment and made it work with SSH. I also would like to try it with other services but I could not install them on debian. I followed several tutorials e.g.

When I tried to run commands

apt-get install krb5-rsh-server


apt-get install krb5-telnetd

I encountered on this error:

user@pc# apt-get install krb5-rsh-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package krb5-rsh-server

I am running this version of Linux (Debian): Debian 3.16.3-2 (2014-09-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Do I need to install some other package to be able to install kerberized services?

Can anyone help me to solve this issue?

2 Answers 2


You can´t install the package as a user. Try

sudo apt-get install krb5-rsh-server
  • The OP shows # as part of the prompt, indicating that they are almost certainly using the root account to attempt the apt-get. The issue is that the package is not found, not that they can't install it. Jun 21, 2015 at 16:34
  • You are right, I was mislead by the user@
    – cleric
    Jun 21, 2015 at 16:38

You might need to apt-get update to refresh your local list of packages.

Debian "wheezy" contains the kbr5-rsh-server package. The package does not exist in Debian "jessie", but rsh-redone-server might be the new name (I can't tell whether or not it includes Kerberised code).

  • Ok. Thanks. I will check rsh-redone-server out. I also asked the same question on another forum and they answered me that such services like rsh, telnetd were removed from jessie.
    – mark
    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:56
  • @mark thank you for that update; it's useful information Jun 22, 2015 at 13:21

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