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Re: Change Passwd Via Telnet through a Perl WWW Script

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 03:10:21PM +0800, Grahame Bowland wrote:
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> On Sat, 27 Jul 2002 04:31 am, Phillip Hofmeister wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > I have been thinking about making a perl program that will open a socket to
> > port 23 on the loopback and converse with login and passwd and change a
> > password via a www page.  Does anyone have comments about security
> > implications of this?  Does anyone have any feature requests?  Does a
> > similar program exist to anyone's knowledge?
> Take a look at poppassd, it's an easy way to do this sort of thing.

Judging from the brief look I had at it I fail to see how it is more
secure than running a telnet session, as all the data is still passed
across the wire unencrypted. Or have I missed something?


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