disabling root and olpc passwords
wmb at laptop.org
Mon Feb 4 14:08:58 EST 2008
Gary Oberbrunner wrote:
> subbukk wrote:
>> sftp and scp both require receiver to share login password with sender. nc
>> doesn't. It just reads/writes bytestreams from/to network sockets. E.g. You
>> can transfer sub-directories across machines with :
>> olpc at 192.168.1.2 $ nc -lp 9999 | tar xzvf - ./src
>> olpc at 192.168.1.1 $ tar czvf - ./src | nc -q 10 192.168.1.2 9999
>> without exchanging passwords.
> It's extremely cool, and good for hardcore users, but most people don't
> have the level of understanding needed to use netcat effectively. Plus
> ftpd/sshd are standard daemons; netcat can be daemonized too but it
> requires some hand-coding.
Uh, well ssh/scp is not exactly the naive user's best friend as far as
ease of setup.
> -- Gary
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