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On Apr 27, 2012, at 5:38 PM, Mouse wrote:
>> Maybe. HPN also permits some other things like a null crypto type, which is$
> Any particular reason you're using paragraph-length lines? I'd suggest
> avoiding it for normal running text like this.
Yes, there are particular reasons:
>> HPN also permits some other things like a null crypto type, which is
>> useful when you want to use SSH auth, but you don't care about
>> encrypting the data being sent....
> I'm of two minds about that. For people who actually understand the
> issues and find the tradeoffs acceptable, it's convenient. But for
> people who think they understand more than they actually do, it's a
> nice stout piece of rope already tied into a noose.... I'm not sure
> where I come down on that question. My own implementation won't use
> none by default, but if you tell it to it won't give you any backtalk.
This sounds entirely reasonable. SSH should use encryption for data by
default, but the user should be able to chose the null cipher if they like.
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