Subject: lib/2018: rcmd() is too restrictive.
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/04/1996 05:17:10
>Number:         2018
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       rcmd() is too restrictive.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people (Library Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Feb  4 10:20:10 1996
>Originator:     Herb Peyerl
>Release:        01/20/96
System: NetBSD 1.1A NetBSD 1.1A (LAGER) #2: Thu Jan 4 17:24:51 MST 1996 hp300

rcmd() is too restrictive in terms of how it executes the remote command.
It would be nice if you could force rcmd to use something like 'ssh' or some
other higher-security authentication mechanism.

This came out of a discussion between myself and Matt Green.  We were wishing
there was a way to get 'rdist' to use 'ssh'.