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Bug#81396: root shell fscked after upgrade to woody

On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 04:36:09PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> why not?
> the most you'd have to do is put up a single web page with links to
> local copies of ssh clients for various platforms...and optionally
> replace telnetd with a script (or tcp-wrapper's "twist" capability)
> which printed a message displaying the URL and advising the user to
> install an ssh client. telnet problem solved with a minimum of user
> support calls.
> there's really no excuse for running (non-ssl) telnetd any more. good
> free ssh clients are available for just about every operating system.

In fact, I was preparing an RFC for suggesting that ssh ports should be opened
on the firewall and ssh clients and servers should be installed on machines
throughout the network. That Java ssh client would also be cool to put
on a web page.

It isn't smart to transmit cleartext passwords while the network is full
of people snooping packets.

Thanks for the idea,

Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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