[Beowulf] Re: looking for good distributed shell program

Tony Travis a.travis at abdn.ac.uk
Wed May 12 04:23:59 PDT 2010

On 12/05/10 09:06, Tim Cutts wrote:
> On 11 May 2010, at 11:53 pm, Dave Love wrote:
>> Tim Cutts<tjrc at sanger.ac.uk>  writes:
>>>> We use Dancer's shell "dsh":
>>>> http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/software/dsh.html.en
>>> Second that recommendation - we use that one too.  It's pre-packaged for Debian family distros, dunno about RPM flavour distros.
>> Why that rather than pdsh, especially in an HPC setting?  (pdsh is in
>> Debian too, for what it's worth.)
> No explicit reason - it was the first one we encountered that did what we needed.

Hello, Tim and Dave.

I use "dsh" because it's simpler than "pdsh" and, as Tim said, it does 
the job we want it to do: We used it to crawl around lists of machines 
checking if things are working, but I'm using Nagios2 for that now :-)


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