It is quite difficult to debug this way. Try using zexplore to check things out. Meanwhile, can you send me the piece of code and the hosts.equiv file that you are using. Let me try that out and get back to you.
Fri Nov 6 09:55:33 PST [cpafisnas1: HTTPPool04:debug]: root:AUTH:error:Login failed for user root from IP 18.104.22.168. reason "User not authenticated" Fri Nov 6 09:55:33 PST [cpafisnas1: api_mpool_04:debug]: root:API:in:<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8' ?><!DOCTYPE netapp SYSTEM 'file:/etc/netapp_filer.dtd'><netapp version='1.1' xmlns='http://www.netapp.com/filer/admin'><system-get-version></system-get-version></netapp>
The API authentication is failing and I am still able to execute the command - not good!
The behavior is the same on all of my systems (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199).