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Re: rshd...

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 11:26:13AM +1200, Lloyd Parkes wrote:
> On 15/07/2012, at 10:53 AM, Mouse wrote:
> >> Is there any way at all that anyone can justify shipping rshd and friends 
> >> as$
> > 
> > Why would they need justifying?
> Their security mechanisms aren't actually security, and quite frankly aren't 
> much of a mechanism either. The last thing TNF needs is to have 10,000 NetBSD 
> based consumer NAS boxes start emailing out pharma spam.

This is not really much of an argument - there are dozens of ways that
someone could achieve this scenario including misconfiguring postfix.
You have to turn rexecd on, it is shipped disabled.  As others have
pointed out there are still things that use rsh, being able to do a
remote dump from a legacy system to a tape drive on NetBSD is useful to
some.  The r* commands may have their faults but in some circumstances
they are appropriate.

Personally, I think it arrogant that we (NetBSD) take the nasty sharp
tools away because they are "too dangerous", it sort of implies "no, you
are too stupid to know better so you cannot have these things".

Brett Lymn
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