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Re: Bug#590527: ITP: mussh -- MUltihost SSH Wrapper

Hi Holger,

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:46:16AM -0400, Holger Levsen wrote:
> how is that different to dsh, already present in Debian?

They are similar.  They have even both been around for a fair while now 
without recent changes.  I find mussh a little more convenient to use.  
Also, mussh is just one file written in bash, which is considerably 
simpler (and thus easier for people to modify to suit their needs).

I don't know that either one is Amazingly Better than the other, but I 
do know a number of large organizations who are using mussh (it is 
packaged for Fedora) and I think having it in Debian would be to our 
benefit.  :)

By the way, here's the current description I'm using now:

Description: MUltihost SSH Wrapper
 Mussh is a shell script that allows you to execute a command
 or script over ssh on multiple hosts with one command.  When
 possible mussh will use ssh-agent and RSA/DSA keys to minimize
 the need to enter your password more than once.
 Unlike clusterssh or mssh, mussh is just a shell script
 wrapper for ssh with concurrency support.  It is intended
 to make running identical commands or scripts on almost any
 number of hosts possible with minimal overhead.  There is
 no GUI and the only language used is bash.


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