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From:
Jonathan E. Paton
Date:
February 2, 2002 04:37
Subject:
Re: testing for a dir
Message ID:
20020202123739.44633.qmail@web14608.mail.yahoo.com
 --- Alex Harris <atkharris@hotmail.com> 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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