Subject: Re: Policy questions
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/03/2004 19:31:33
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On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 06:47:37PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> ["Greg A. Woods" <>, responding to me]
> >> Assuming the network is one for which rsh would be suitable, I can't
> >> see any [ssh protocol issues with using cipher "none"].  I'd like a
> >> reference to anything anyone has to the contrary.
> > If the network is suitable for rsh then just use rsh!
> Except that rsh doesn't support some useful things ssh does, such as X
> forwarding and port forwarding, that are reasonably likely to be useful
> even if the network in question is (believed to be) secure enough for
> rsh.

If the network is safe enough for rsh, it's probably safe enough to just run
X over tcp without forwarding it through anything.


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