Subject: Re: lib/2018: rcmd() is too restrictive.
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Duncan McEwan <duncan@Comp.VUW.AC.NZ>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/05/1996 14:54:13
> From: (Christos Zoulas)
> In article <> writes:
> >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...

Furthermore, there are patches available that convert rdist to invoke "ssh"
rather than "rsh".  In addition to making the obvious substitution of "ssh" for
"rsh", they make some changes to rdist's handling of stdin/stdout streams that
otherwise cause ssh to hang when invoked by rdist.  If anyone wants them, I can
probably dig them out...