Subject: Re: ssh - are you nuts?!?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/2000 05:05:42
On 17 Dec, Warner Losh wrote:
> In message <200012180329.TAA13693@spammie.svbug.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> : How is TCP tunneling useful?
> It allows you to have a secure connection between two endpoints on the
> internet that might not otherwise be able to connect. I use it to
> grab my pop mail from a heavily firewalled server when I'm on the
> road. Just crank up my ssh session to the main machine (with a tunnel
> from port 119 on the local machine to port 119 on mail.foo.ba), then
> tell my pop client to go to localhost instead of mail.foo.ba. ssh can
> be configured to disallow connections to that port from outside of my
> machine, so I have a high degree of confidence that no one else is
> using that connection if I'm the only one on the machine.
Are you suggesting that under certain conditions - your
degree of confidence might be lower. If so, can you name some of
> For protocols like pop where you have plain text passwords, this sort
> of automatic armoring is a big win until such time as real
> authentication for pop can be implemented and standardized.
I've gotten this from a few people. That is they state that
SSH is kind of a patch, until something better comes along.
Do you feel that way also?