Subject: Re: rexecd
To: Sean Davis <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/21/2005 19:04:51
On Jul 14,  3:58pm, Sean Davis wrote:
} On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 05:43:15PM -0800, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
} > 
} > >     BTW, FreeBSD doesn't allow root to use rexecd.  Should we add that
} > >as well?
} > 
} > Why allow it at all - it sends username/passwd in clear ?
} So does rsh, and rsh is still quite useful on LANs for things like rdist, if
} you can trust your physical connections.

     rsh doesn't send the password.  rshd just checks to make sure the
connection is originating on a "privileged" port and assumes that the
client isn't lying.

}-- End of excerpt from Sean Davis