Subject: Re: moving telnet to another port
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Dr. Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/05/1998 17:01:30
On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, David Brownlee wrote:
> They would if they portscanned :)
True, but you'll always have that if you're stil using the old telnetd.
One difference you might see is that some packet sniffing kits won't get
passwords. We were hit by one which looked at the first few lines sent to
opening connections on telnet, ftp, and pop. It ignored EVERYTHING else on
the net. :-) This re-arrangement would have kept passwords unseen here.
> A better option might be to look at ssh (from pkgsrc), but that
> depends on you having an ssh client at the other end.
Agreed. ssh is much better than any port-renumbering games.