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Bksh

May 26, 2018

Backup-only shell

bksh is a simple some would say trivial program designed to be used as a shell by ssh or rsh-like programs. All it does it to copy its input to a restricted set of backup files.

It was made to allow administrators to create backup servers in potentially hostile environments without allowing full shell access to the server or the client.

Features

  • tape only or file & tape backups compile-time config
  • automatic file rotation allows keeping a history of backups
  • configurable number of files kept static compile-time or dynamic
  • allows naming of backup files on command line
  • works as a restricted shell to limit access to server
  • very simple and short ANSI C code, easy to audit

WWW http//anarcat.ath.cx/software/bksh