Tue Jul 17 08:27:00 GMT 2018
On Jul 16 17:45, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes:
> > Personally I agree with Takashi, btw. Linux still provides the old r*
> > tools including rsh-server. There may still be legit uses of the tools
> > in controlled environments. if we remove all packages which can be used
> > to shoot yourself in the foot, there's not much left, I guess.
> I would normally agree, but in this particular case I've never seen an
> environment controlled enough to allow this safely and certainly not
> anywhere near anything running Windows. I'm not saying it isn't
> possible or it doesn't exist, it's just that setting it up is going to
> take more work than using SSH. If the real reason is legacy equipment
> (I actually have to deal with that, just not with rsh specifically),
> then I'd rather put an access relay in front of it than compromise my
> entire network. This stuff usually has a bunch of other quirks/problems
> that you don't want to expose.
> > As a compromise, we could continue to provide the client package and
> > just discontinue the server package, but it's your choice.
> You'd still send all sensitive information over the network.
> I've just checked and openSUSE no longer offers the netkit tools. There
> are packages for mrsh (using munge authentication) and compat packages
> providing rsh/rcp and the respective daemons.
> Debian optionally replaces the rsh-server with rsh-redone-server and
> rsh-client with openssh-client (i.e. these provide some or all
> functionality of the corresponding netkit packages).
Fedora just packs them:
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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