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SSH capable version of dump
  • From: Thomas Forbriger <thof@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 21:09:16 +0200 (MEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10008102051150.387-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list,

we are using dump to do remote backups in our local network. root of the
dumping host uses a user account on another machine that is connected to a tape

In the last months we did close a lot of network services and advice our users
to switch to SSH and SCP for obvious reasons. We would be very happy to close
the traditional r-services completely too. However dump uses rmt which relies
on rexec or rcmd which again need rshd or rexecd running. I looked for a way
to make dump use SHH but found none. I know tar offers the --rsh-command
option but I would prefer to stay with dump and use our hand-tailored scripts
around it.

So there are two questions:

- Does anybody know about a version of dump that is able to
cooperate with SSH?
- Another solution would be to keep r-services open and restrict them to local
hosts via /etc/hosts.deny, /etc/hosts.allow and the tcpd. Are there any
security implications with this solution that I missed?


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