using remote tape drives

Dan Osterrath do3 at mail.inf.tu-dresden.de
Thu Nov 21 17:08:39 PST 2002


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> Does anyone have experience using remote tape drives?  I'm trying to use a
> DLT drive on one system to back up another.  If I use tar on the second
> system, it tries to use rsh or remsh to connect to the system with the
> drive.  It seems I need to run some sort of rlogin daemon on that computer
> to allow rsh to connect.  Is there another, perhaps more secure way, of
> doing this?  I'd prefer not to run an rlogin daemon, but all of this would
> be behind a firewall in any case.

tar --help | grep "--rsh-command="

With this option you could use ssh. At least I could imagine as ssh should be 
the secure successor of rsh. But I could not test this.
Probably a symlink from r{sh,cp,login} to s[sh,cp,login} would be possible.

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%> ln -s /dev/null /dev/brain
%> ln -s /dev/urandom /dev/world
%> dd if=/dev/world of=/dev/brain
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