[Beowulf] passwordless "rsh" login
bushnell at ultra.chem.ucsb.edu
Mon Jul 12 14:39:21 PDT 2004
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Trent Piepho wrote:
> > > Things bad about ssh:
> > >
> > > i) relatively slow
> > > j) cannot select "no encryption" as option even on secure networks
> > > k) evil tty disconnect "feature" that requires ~. escapes (nested yet)
> > > to leave a job backgrounded from an ssh session.
> > What is so annoying about these things is that they didn't used to be
> > problems with ssh. They were "features" added intentionally. I cannot
> > stand the "we know what's best for you" attitude.
> Amen. I totally, overwhelmingly agree with you. Given that j is the
> cause of i, having a no encryption feature would leave you with
> relatively cheap host authentication (a good thing) and a fast
> connection. k just makes me steam -- I can't see why they added this at
> all, as it does nothing but annoy people AFAICT. Why prevent
> disconnected/background tasks? Just pointless...
It is slightly less annoying if you see the idea behind it. This
thread gives a reasonable explanation and how to explicitly background
(sorry for the long google url...)
I'm not sure what is a better alternative than just going ahead and
using rcp within a trusted cluster for large file transfers.
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