[rescue] SGI fw_sshd and security

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Mar 7 22:13:22 CST 2004

On Mar 7, 2004, at 6:54 PM, Patrick Finnegan 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?

   You couldn't in 1994, which is when we did that at Digex. :-)


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Cape Coral, FL                   feels a little better."     -Ed

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