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Re: rsh

On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, m* wrote:

> Syd Alsobrook wrote:
> > 
> > Help,
> >         What do I need to do to get rsh to work without passwords on a
> > closed network?
> see "man rhosts".
> m*

also see ssh - just because your network is 'closed' is no reason to
take risks....one day your network may be open to the internet and then
you'll have to change dozens of scripts to convert them to ssh. much
better (and safer) to start using ssh from day 1.

installing ssh is trivially easy - just install the .deb package. once
it's installed, using it is as simple as typing 'ssh' instead of 'rsh'.

ssh is available from the non-US/ directory on debian ftp servers in the
free world.

once you've got ssh installed, you'll need to create .shosts files
(similar to rsh's .rhosts files, but for secure shell). the format is
simple: "hostname loginname".

see the man pages for ssh, shosts, rsh, rhosts and other docs in
/usr/doc/ssh.  Read them thoroughly *before* playing with this - it's
easy to mess up system security wrong if you neglect to RTFM.


craig sanders
networking consultant                  Available for casual or contract
temporary autonomous zone              system administration tasks.

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