Hostnames as Bash Commands

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at
Sun Jan 6 13:20:47 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 02:41:33PM -0500, Uri Guttman wrote:
> days (the bsd flavor) when rsh was in vogue, there was a simple way to
> add hosts as auto rsh commands. sun even provided a script to do it for
> you from the hosts file. it would make symlinks (or hardlinks should
> work too) in a dir with the host names linked to the rsh binary. rsh was
> smart enough to notice a different command name and use that for its
> host target.

Openssh used to have that feature but they removed it for security
reasons.  Forget the details.


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