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From Ken Wood <kw...@i2.com>
Subject Re: [patch] rough Telnet Remote Command Task
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:29:39 GMT
Ok, that's why I asked... I haven't had to do
too much of that sorta thing with respect to
builds, so I was ignorant...:^)

Peter Donald wrote:

> At 07:14  26/10/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn't an "rsh" task be better suited
> >to what you are trying to do with the "telnet" task???
>
> rsh is incredibly insecure and is not available on all OSs. Telnet also
> allows you to do other things that are not directly tied to a "login" shell
> - ie I could use it to pull down or restart my webserver that has a telnet
> interface etc.
>
> I can see it would be useful - thou definetly an optional thing.
> Cheers,
>
> Pete
>
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