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Jonathan E. Paton
February 2, 2002 04:37
Re: testing for a dir
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 --- Alex Harris <> wrote:
> What is the best way, using rsh, to test if a directory
> exists on another server?

Don't use rsh, it writes passwords on the back of postcards
and posts it to every employee in the building, possibily
outside it too.

Or in other words:

rsh DOES NOT encrypt passwords, meaning that EVERYONE on
the same network(s) can read the password.

Using it in scripts is a sure way to come to tears later,
probably when your sysadmin turns rsh off without much
warning.  Then all your scripts break overnight :(

Jonathan Paton

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