Subject: Re: Any point to cvs using rsh? (was Re: Anoncvs pointer)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2002 03:03:50
[ On Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 23:14:09 (-0800), Chuck Yerkes wrote: ]
> Subject: Any point to cvs using rsh? (was Re: Anoncvs pointer)
> Is there any reason not to just have CVS (and rsync and rdist)
> just use ssh by default?
(and to a much lesser extent, compatability with the default used by the
authors and maintainers of these programs)
> Between clear passwords and session highjacking, the r* commands
> are ready to die. They were Joy's hack in 4.1 (and part of 4.2),
> they're still a hack.
The r* commands are still perfectly safe to use on any private and
trusted network (be it a physically private network, a well firewalled
LAN, or something like an IPsec VPN), and they're much faster,
especially for older hardware.
Greg A. Woods
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