Subject: Re: /etc/login.conf
To: Michael C. Richardson <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/08/1999 17:01:03
"Michael C. Richardson" <> writes:

>   Also, the concept of a "secure" channel should be abstracted. SSH can
> provide one, as can SSLtelnet, or telnet-over-IPsec.

Without knowing anything about how the channel is encrypted and/or
authenticated, a `secure' bit is generally useless.  A `trust level'
(perhaps based on capabilities) might be more useful, but I'm not