I know a KK - I have talked to him about Sydney Futurists stuff and politics etc . . different email address though . .

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On 2017-03-14 16:17, Kevin Korb via rsync wrote:
Rsh should be pretty easy to do.  I don't think it has changed since
before RH5.2 vintage.

Yes, I was thinking I could cross-compile for 486 on my workstations - I will check that option out . .

Otherwise, your best bet would be NFS.  I think RH5.2 is new enough
for NFSv3 but I don't remember for sure.

Ah . . yes - good thinking - I will have a look at that too. In recent years I have been using sshfs on odd occasions and I have forgotten about NFS . .

Alternatively maybe you know someone with a newer SCSI controller.  I
have several PCI ones and even a PCI-X one I haven't used in years.

Yes, I do have a PCI card in a box somewhere too - that will be last resort if the software approach fails . .

I have also sent a note to the Aboriginal Linux list and started building from their git repo - all very interesting and fun when I should be doing else . .



On 03/14/2017 12:30 AM, Philip Rhoades via rsync wrote:

This doesn't seem possible - would it be possible to hack a version of
rsync to do it?

As an exercise, I want to create a VM image (or at least backup of all
the files with rsync) from a SCSI drive in an old Red Hat (NOT
Enterprise) v5.2 Linux 486 machine (circa 1999 that does have rsync on
it but it has protocol problems talking my server).  The 486 has:

- an ISA Adaptec 1542 SCSI controller attached to a Seagate 2GB drive
with 6 partitions

- an ISA ne2000 network card

- a 1.44MB FD

So, to be able to create the image of the 2GB SCSI drive that is in the
486, I need to boot the 486 on one or more floppy disks and dd the
/dev/sda drive over SSH to a file on my big Fedora 25 x86_64
workstation.  I now have Basic Linux booting from floppies but it is
still 2005 vintage and uses SSH1 and I haven't been able to get the old Ciphers, MACs and KexAlgorithms working with my Fedora 25 x86_64 server
- so I still can't ssh or rsync to it from the 486.  BL does not have
any rshd . .

Any possibility of a version of rsync that doesn't need RSH or SSH?
Even if that hacking were possible, I guess it would have to be done on the old rsync code for RH5.2 or BL3.5 . . and I don't know if that stuff
would still exist anywhere anyway . .



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