Subject: Re: lib/2018: rcmd() is too restrictive.
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/04/1996 19:53:33
In article <> writes:
>>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'.

The new version of rdist [6.1.0] I think does not use rcmd anymore...