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At the risk of starting some larger than life discussion.
Yes you have a point, unsecured methods are not the greatest thing in the world. On the other hand, in largeish data center places or cooperate computing environments (i.e. places where your likely to find Veritas software) most of those (ssh, scp etc.. ) utilities are not installed on the boxes. Remember, the tools you mention are not always installed by default (Sun just added those tools to the default Solaris 9 install, and a quick check on other vendors (AIX 5.2, HP-UX 11.11) reveals they are missing). (Yes yes, every sysadmin should install them etc, but lets be honest, it just doesn’t happen...). As the poster stated he is getting license keys off his machines. I have my doubts that his machines are hanging out in a wide open / unsecured environment when he is using Net::FTP as a possible solution to his problem. rcp / rsh is a reasonable solution for this problem.
Cheers,
Josh
update. Fixed formatting.

In reply to Re:*3 grabbing .lic files OT by krujos
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