[CentOS] rsh with passwords
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Sat Mar 10 00:51:28 UTC 2007
Florin Andrei wrote:
> I am doing rsync over a private network. Encryption is not required.
> Currently rsync over ssh works, but requires too many CPU cycles
> (especially when doing a lot of transfers) on a CPU-bound system. I
> need to use rsh instead.
> The problem is, I can either set rsh to allow transfers without a
> password, or it won't let me transfer files at all.
> I need rsh to ask for a password. The network may be private (I don't
> worry about sniffers) but still I'm not OK with giving the rsync
> client a blank check and allow it to connect without a password.
> I tried to make various modifications to /etc/pam.d/rsh but I can't
> convince rshd to require a password.
> I searched the Web for a solution, but everyone seems to be in the
> opposite situation (looking to allow rsh to connect without a
> password, which is trivial).
I've used rsync with the ssh 'blowfish' option on slow processors (older
sparcs, slower pentiums) with good success.
or, run rsync as a daemon at one end, and specify the rsync protocol,
that uses no encryption at all.
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