Subject: Re: lib/2018: rcmd() is too restrictive.
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: matthew green <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/05/1996 19:15:13
   >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...

i have be told that this version is incompatible with our current version,
and, thus everyone else who is running the current rdist.

that's not acceptible to me.  but if i'm wrong, then maybe it's something
we should seriously look at.