[rescue] SGI fw_sshd and security

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Mar 7 23:35:44 CST 2004

On Sunday 07 March 2004 23:13, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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. :-)

Ahh, that makes a bit more sense.  You didn't say when before and I 
mistakenly thought "recently." :)

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