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Re: Bug#433812: ITP: pssh -- Parallel versions of the OpenSSH tools



Hi,
* Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> [2007-07-19 20:05]:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 06:47:59PM +0200, Nico Golde <nico@ngolde.de> wrote:
> > * martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> [2007-07-19 18:40]:
> > > also sprach Nico Golde <nico@ngolde.de> [2007.07.19.1828 +0200]:
> > > > "What are these tools good for? Mainly for controlling large 
> > > > collections of nodes in the wide-area, where faster 
> > > > alternatives such as GEXEC and PCP are not available. For 
> > > > example, I use these tools on a fairly routine basis on 
> > > > PlanetLab to control hundreds of machines spread around the 
> > > > world."
> > > 
> > > That says absolutely nothing. Use cases? Are pssh tools going to
> > > enable non-deterministic system administration?
> > 
> > Do we need package descriptions anybody can understand even 
> > without knowing anything about the topic or what?
> > I mean the question is valid but why not just using 
> > $SEARCHENGINE? You will have this problem with every package 
> > being used for something you don't know...
> 
> The problem here is that even people knowing something about the topic
> can't guess what the package can be useful for.

Its like have to know what parallel computing is just 
because you know what a computer is? Well if you can answer 
this with yes I guess you should also know what parallel ssh 
tools are because you know what ssh is.
Cheers
Nico
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