Subject: why do good ideas get lost?
To: None <>
From: George Michaelson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/11/2006 13:10:25
I thought dropping uppercase only login in getty was gratuitous, but
that was just because I have an ASR-33. I can understand nobody agrees.

But rlogin/rsh has a call to getprogname() in it, so you could use the
file namespace to link the command into the hosts and to get to some
eponymous hosta

ln `which rsh` /usr/hosts/hosta

$ PATH=/usr/hosts:$PATH
$ hosta <cmd>             # morally equivalent 
                          # to rsh `whoiami`@hosta cmd

why doesn't SSH have this meme?

is this a false meme? is this such a bad idea? I liked this idea.

this was a good berkely-ism. Why do we always loose good ideas?