Anyone still using rdist?

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sat Apr 19 08:51:05 UTC 2014

Is anyone still using rdist?

I am trying to migrate from 44bsd-rdist to net/rdist6 and have a
problem. Take an example Distfile like this:

HOSTS = ( root at ftp root at proxy)
FILES = ( /etc/periodic.conf.local /usr/share/skel/dot.cshrc )

${FILES} -> ${HOSTS}

src/configs/complete.tcsh :: /etc/complete.tcsh notify sudakov at;

I expect sudakov at to receive a notification only if
src/configs/complete.tcsh is newer than /etc/complete.tcsh. 

In reality, sudakov at receives all the crap about updating
different hosts every time rdist6 is run. 

What am I doing wrong? I think 44bsd-rdist did not spam me like that.
Something must have changed in the logic, but what?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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