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Distributing New SSH Keys Using Rsh On Linux And Unix

Jun 10, 2008, 09:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"Today we're going to grind through our 'Lazy Sunday' post with a quick script to update SSH keys network-wide, by using rsh (the less secure of the two protocols). Once you've accomplished this (or have already accomplished this) and are happy with your network's SSH setup, I'd suggest disabling rsh altogether. Then you can move on to quickly setting up your SSH keys all over the network, focus on maintaining the integrity of your sessions, if you have issues with that, and even setting simple SCP routines to help keep your network easy to manage.

"My feeling is that, no matter what the circumstances (unless they make it so you 'have' to use it), rsh should always be disabled, no matter what version of Linux or Unix you're running. Certain software (like SunCluster) can experience very strange issues if you don't allow it. At least, up to version 3.1. I can only afford to keep myself in the almost-very-best, after all..."

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