Subject: Re: Unofficial macppc 2.1 ISO for old world machines
To: Peter Seebach , <port-macppc@NetBSD.org>
From: William Duke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/21/2005 12:45:31
> From: email@example.com (Peter Seebach)
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Seebach)
> Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 10:58:33 -0600
> To: port-macppc@NetBSD.org
> Subject: Re: Unofficial macppc 2.1 ISO for old world machines
> In message <BFA7656A.4D1Eemail@example.com>, William Duke writes:
>> Ugh - why not?
>> I know that you'll have to use the serial port to initially configure your
>> headless box, but why continue to use serial when ethernet is so much faster
>> and so much more versatile?
>> Granted, you're not gonna want to login as root over telnet, but you
>> shouldn't be using a root account anyway.
>> So, why should people not use telnet?
> Cleartext passwords make baby Jesus cry.
What about ssl or ssh? The use of telnet does not have to be insecure, nor
does it have to be dependent on cleartext passwords. I'm running telnet ssl
on my 7200 with zippo problems. I'm doing likewise on an LCIII.
Besides, cleartext passwords are only a problem if people are able to sniff
them -- meaning people need access to your network.
Now, If you were running big bad important servers that the security of the
nation were dependent on, then telnet might not be the solution for you.
If, however, you're a newbie to unix or you're just playing with the darn
things for something to do, as many folk are with these old 68k and ppc
machines, security probably isn't going to be a big concern for you. I
mean, world war three isn't going to be started by little Johnny
compromising the security of little Jimmy's G3 Powermac.