a secure equivalent to rcmd() and rexec() ?

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Fri Jun 30 08:20:51 UTC 2006

> I need to send data to a command line on another machine, but 
> popen-ing an ssh 
> session seems like a rather inferior method, because there is 
> no way to 
> (portably) access the command's stderr...
not sure if this is the answer you want, but:
what if you tunnel the rcmd/rexec commands through an
encrypted tunnel? you could use pf and stunnel to redirect
traffic, maybe that helps. it's obviously not a development
solution but an administrative, maybe working one ;-)

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