rcpd is a RCP server intended specifically for router or network
device clients. It is used to transfer configurations, boot images,
and kernels images (eg: IOS) to the devices.
These files are often tranfered with TFTP, but TFTP has reliability
and speed issues and file size limitations due to it's protocol
specification and underlying transport; while RCP is not affected.
Ages ago, as I understand the history, John Hawkinson hacked together
this daemon to get around those limitations, but without RCP's normal
authentication mechanism and with the same security improvements that
the BSD tftpds were offering at the time; namely tftpd's -s option.
At some point, the source essentially disappeared from the net; I seem
to recall that the BBN FTP site was removed. Whatever the reason, I
made a copy available with the additions of autoconf and a few fixes
for Solaris. Enjoy!
Download it here: