Subject: Re: ssh - are you nuts?!?
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List: tech-security
Date: 12/20/2000 05:35:32
On 20 Dec, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 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?
> I've never had any trouble.  In fact, I received your message via a 
> forwarded POP3 connection, and will send the reply via a forwarded SMTP 
> connection....
I guess I should be clearer. For a professional like yourself,
this seems to be a good "thing". But in practice, isn't this feature
more of rarity for the average user? Given, of course, that SSH2
is not really that pervasive?