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'fsh (fast remote shell)' is a drop-in rsh-compatible replacement for ssh that automatically reuses ssh tunnels. Also included is fcp, which is a drop-in replacement for scp that uses the same tunnels. Logging in to a remote system with a cryptographic solution such as lsh or ssh takes time. This solves the problem of slow logins due to the computationally expensive key exchanges that occur when you establish a remote connection is established with a machine that has ssh or lsh.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey10 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Per Cederqvist Maintainer
David Konerding Contributor
Erik Demaine Contributor
Tommi Virtanen Contributor

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Python 1.5.2 or later
Weak prerequisite automake 1.5
Weak prerequisite autoconf 2.52 or lter (both for building from CVS)
Required to use SSH

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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