Reverse tar

ODHIAMBO Washington wash at
Fri May 2 08:14:40 PDT 2003

I would like to ssh to host B, cd some/path, tar some/path/directory/ and output
the tarball locally to TARBALL.tgz

I could ssh to host B, create the tarball, then ftp but I have space limitations
on host B. Also I could ssh to host B then do

tar -czf - somedir | ssh host A '(cd some/path; cat > somefilename.tgz)'

but security (reverse lookup issues) prevent this.

I am only glad to know how method 1 can work. I know I can workaround the reverse
lookups ;-)

Thank you


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