Subject: Re: ssh - are you nuts?!?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-security
Date: 12/20/2000 07:54:02
In message <>, writes
>On 17 Dec, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 17, 2000 at 05:03:46PM +0100, Mipam wrote:
>>> > > Are there any more features that might make SSH valuable?
>>> > 
>>> > TCP tunnelling.
>>> Could be good point, however, in many cases you'll end up with tcp over tcp
>>> which isnt a good idea. To point out one issue with that look here:
>> No, because in case of ssh it's not the tcp packets which are carried by the
>> tunnel but users data.
>My understanding is "tunnel", as a concept in SSH, is a feature
>of port forwarding. This seems like a good feature, but something
>that is rarely usable. Am I mistaken?

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