Looking for remote file view utility

Daniel Kidger Daniel.Kidger at quadrics.com
Thu Jan 9 05:59:17 PST 2003

and to add to that list:  

  http://www.llnl.gov/linux/pdsh  (open source)

It uses either a config file to get the list of nodes, or they can be given
on the command line using a nice abbreviated syntax. It works well for very
large clusters  (eg. c. 1000 nodes), has a very low overhead and has lots of
other niftey features like the ability to limit the number of simultaneous
connections (to say 32) to avoid swamping the master node.


Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel.kidger at quadrics.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Becker [mailto:jbecker at fryed.net]
Sent: 08 January 2003 21:18
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: Looking for remote file view utility

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Don Holmgren wrote:

> Although I know there are probably as many home-grown cluster command
> dispatching utilities as there are clusters (or maybe that should be

Indeed there are...  I can think of at least two more:  pconsole and dsh 
(although neither looks as sophisticated as rgang).

pconsole actually takes the step of opening an xterm to all hosts you are 
connecting to--which is nice if you need to run a specific command on one 
host in the midst of distributing commands.  another nifty feature is that 
it binds directly to the pty devices, so you can attach existing sessions 
on the fly.

dsh is along more 'traditional' lines of distributed commands, but it is 
more advanced than a wrapper around 'ssh $node $cmd'.  It also has an 
'interactive mode', but doesn't open xterms.


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