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Old 03-06-2011, 06:57 AM   #1
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A parallel processing question

Hi folks.

Does anyone have any ideas as for the best way to send commands to, and update files on, another system within a LAN?

I have looked at NFS and LADP but do not need security since it is the same machine. Security features could be incorporated if it would just be easier to leave them in.

And I have no idea how to send a command to another system other than remote desktop. This is no good (out of the box) because the data and commands will be automaticially sent.

I am currently running openSUSE 11.3 KDE which seems to be a nice system.

Any pointers would be appreciated. I realize being a newb that my work is cut out for me, but I like challenges and I will learn, albeit with an unorthodox approach.
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Remote commands

I am not sure I understand what you are trying to do here, but for what it is worth...

Between two Linux machines: rsync is the best tool for updating files. scp works better for sending files that are new. lftp can speak the language of scp, sftp, ftp, and others and is a good general tool for automating transfers.

For remote execution ssh (ssh, scp, and sftp are all in the OpenSSH package set) is the best tool. It can be used for both automated and interactive executions, with and without sessions, and is an excellent replacement for telnet, rlogon, rsh (the original and insecure R* set of remote access tools).

Depending upon what you want to accomplish, you are likely to find a multitude of HOW-TO documents and wiki entries on almost anything you may want to accomplish with these tools.
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