Subject: Re: rcp in /bin
To: Scott Reynolds <email@example.com>
From: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/12/1996 08:48:02
On Fri, 12 Jul 1996, Scott Reynolds wrote:
> ... and ld.so, and libc.so.*, and whatever else it needs. But as I've
> noted, that's unnecessary for remote tape access, at least with
> dump/restore. I don't believe tar uses it either, but I haven't checked
> that one specifically.
Both tar and cpio need rsh; they both have nearly exactly the same
(Though it seems odd that tar searches only for /usr/bin/rsh whereas
cpio searches for that and then /usr/ucb/rsh, /usr/bin/remsh,
/usr/bsd/rsh, and /usr/bin/nsh. Also, tar's rtapelib.c doesn't have
an RCS ident string.)
I should point out that using the library rcmd() functions rather
than using an external rsh is not necessarially a virtue; I've
replaced rsh with ssh on my systems so that I can use tar and cpio
via rmt securely. Because dump and restore don't call the external
replacement, I can't use them securely (or remotely at all--I've
disabled rexecd on my systems).
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