Re: [tablix-list] Observations and Queries

From: Tomaz Solc <>
Date: Sat Jun 25 2005 - 15:22:21 CEST

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> When I upgraded pvm last time I had a problem accessing the remote machines
> and raised a query on a mailing list or something. The response was SSH was
> the preferred/most reliable authentication method even on a local network.
> Presumably, this should overcome most of the security threats?

SSH is only used to start the pvmd daemon on all hosts. After that pvmd
daemons communicate using unencrypted UDP traffic.

> Can you use the pvm hosts file to restrict what can be executed?

Maybe. I haven't tried that.

> In an idle moment, I was wondering if it would be possible and useful to have
> some sort of tablix/tablix2 processing collective with people offering access
> to their machines to run tablix? I'd be willing to have a go.

I while ago I experimented with an web front end for Tablix. You can
find some details in the wiki.

I didn't finish it because I decided to work on the 0.2.x stable release
first. Again, I can send you what I've made so far if you are interested.

My iBuild config file is attached. I believe you will also need the
contents of the "data" directory. You can find that at

Best regards
Tomaz Solc
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