Subject: Re: lib/2018: rcmd() is too restrictive.
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/04/1996 10:40:14
On Sun, 4 Feb 1996 05:17:10 -0700 
 Herb Peyerl <> wrote:

 > >Description:
 > 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'.

Maybe we could implement grok'ing of an env variable, like RCMD_METHOD?

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