Subject: pkg/9364: new pkg: sysutils/afbackup
To: None <>
From: Eric Fox <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/07/2000 05:34:09
>Number:         9364
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       new pkg: sysutils/afbackup
>Confidential:   yes
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager (NetBSD software packages system bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb  7 05:33:00 2000
>Originator:     Eric Fox
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>Release:        1.3.3
System: NetBSD red 1.3.3 NetBSD 1.3.3 (red) #0: Sun Jan 24 14:14:21 MST 1999 root@red:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/red i386

New package: afbackup

This is a client-server backup system offering several workstations a
centralized backup to special backup servers. The backup on the clients
can be started auto- matically using cron-jobs on the clients, but the
more intelligent solution is to start it remotely from a central
administrative host. To be independent of tricks like rsh, rcp and so on,
that are in fact security holes, this remote start option is internally
realized. This is done because normally the backup has to be run with root
authorization, otherwise files that are read protected by users could not
be saved. Any streaming device can be used for writing the data to it.
new pkg: sysutils/afbackup