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Re: (fedora) Re: how to setup rsh(d) on FC4

On Wednesday 08 February 2006 01:24, Jacob (=Jouk) Jansen wrote:
> John Summerfied <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote on 8-FEB-2006
> 00:08:28.47
> >Jacob (=Jouk) Jansen wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I try to get the rsh command working to a FC4 system
> >
> >The mandatory question, "Why?"
> >
> >rsh is inherently insecure. For most purposes ssh is supperior (and not
> >just for security), so why use rsh?
> I know, but...
>    I want to setup an automated procedure on my openVMS machine to perform
> tasks on the FC4 machine. rsh on VMS allows me to give username/password on
> the command line. ssh does not allow me to do that and when I try to read
> the password from anythink else than the keyboard it crashes. (I do not
> like to sit 24 hours a day at my computer).
>   I will try to do this only for machines on the the same local network
> (actually on the same switch panel) so that the big advantage off the
> encryption of ssh versus rsh is not a big issue.
>                   Jouk

Look up hostbased auth for SSH.  That will get the job done, complete with 
encryption and no password requirement, and it is easy to set up.

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