[nycbug-talk] distributed shell

Tillman Hodgson tillman at seekingfire.com
Fri Apr 14 14:59:20 EDT 2006

On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 11:17:20AM -0700, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> I tried out ClusterIt yesterday.  It's pretty damned nice, way more  
> reliable than fanout/fanterm.  My only gripe is the documentation.   
> When using something other than rsh, you need to set a bunch of  
> environment variables in order to use ClusterIt, and you have to read  
> the man page for each command to find out what those environment  
> variables are.

That's party a historical thing: It's modeled after PSSP on AIX, which
basically assumes a Kerberos rsh is setup. When that assumption happens
to be true the defaults work fairly well.

> If it saves anyone the trouble, here's the ones I had to set in order  
> to get what I wanted working (over ssh):
> RCMD_CMD=ssh

Very handy, thanks :-)


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