SUMMARY: rdist-like software

From: Christopher L. Barnard <>
Date: Mon Sep 26 2005 - 13:22:59 EDT
I asked

> I am keeping two servers in sync with ufsdump/ufsrestore.  It has been
> suggested that I use ssh-under-rdist instead, which would be much faster
> in this environment.  I googled rdist and find that the newest version,
> 6.1.5, aside from the fact that it will not compile, has in the README
> references to the new OS released by Sun -- Solaris 2.5.1 (??!!).
> Version 7 is is alpha, and has been unchanged for at least three years.
> It at least has the gnu autoconf configure, but it still bombs out
> immediately if you try to compile it.
> Has anyone recently downloaded, built, and configured rdist?  If so, where
> did you get it from?  What I am looking for is an application to keep the
> filesystems of two servers in sync via a non-root ssh connection.
> TIA, and I will summarize.

The answer

get rsync.  not rdist.  google rsync.

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