Subject: Re: ssh - are you nuts?!?
To: None <>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: tech-security
Date: 12/20/2000 10:12:14
In message <> writes:
: Are you suggesting that under certain conditions - your
: degree of confidence might be lower. If so, can you name some of
: those conditions?

When I do not control the generation of the ssh binaries, or at the
very least I do not control what is installed on the system.

: 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?

To me ssh is the swiss army duct tape of remote access.  When higher
grade tools become commonly available, I'd likely use them instead.
For now, ssh fills a very useful nitch that has many competitors on
the horizon, but none widely deployed today.

It can be used as a patch, but it is more useful than being merely a