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Re: Bug#81396: root shell fscked after upgrade to woody

Paul Slootman <paul@debian.org> wrote:
>On Sun 07 Jan 2001, Eray Ozkural wrote:
>> About having telnet enabled: everybody on the campus knows how to use telnet
>> but would be very surprised I didn't let them connect easily from windows
>> clients. For me, using telnet is of course a bit insecure but when I'm
>> not able to use an ssh client... it's easier.
>Search google for putty, if you need an ssh client for windows.

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ (hmm, I appear to
have that memorized - I end up grabbing it any time I'm at a public
Windows-based Internet terminal).

For what it's worth, I discovered entirely by accident that if you
install telnetd-ssl then the telnet client in Windows 98 and above will
connect to it and seamlessly do SSL negotiation, while of course
non-SSL-capable telnet clients will still be able to connect insecurely.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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