[rescue] SGI fw_sshd and security

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Mar 7 17:54:04 CST 2004

On Sunday 07 March 2004 17:03, Dave McGuire wrote:
>    At Digex, we had a really great scheme going.  We did rdist verify
> passes every night, from our proto machines which were as locked-down
> as we could make them.  Now, if you're familiar with rdist, you know
> that in verify mode it sends each file down and then does a
> byte-for-byte compare.  That'd be a tremendously expensive operation
> to perform on, say, six hundred SPARCstations.  We made a nice little
> mod to rdist in which the MD5 checksum is sent down to the target
> machine and verified.  I think that may have actually made it into
> the main rdist source tree but I'm not sure.  It was *cool*.

Err, can't you already do that with rsync?  Without modifications?

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