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Re: SSh Tunnel Over Squid

O.k. I admit not to have ever wondered about that perspective. Thank you for 
correcting me.
I am on these mailing-lists to learn. I often do, too. 

Regards, Anders Breindahl.

On Friday 13 May 2005 22:07, Tim Sailer wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 07:38:31PM +0200, Anders Breindahl wrote:
> > Not an answer and non-technical:
> > What is your motivation for actually stopping this tunneling? What harm
> > does it do to your network, both from a juristidical and a technical
> > point-of-view?
> >
> > I am asking out of interest, as I could easily be that fellow behind your
> > gateway, merely wanting to do some secure communication -- something
> > which your setup to a large extent prevents me from.
> Most entities that have a firewall are trying to protect their networked
> resources from 'outsiders'. An ssh tunnel can be configured to bypass that
> same firewall, allowing unrestricted access into the firewalled areas.
> Also, most sites that have firewalls and proxies have an acceptable use
> policy that forbids/restricts access to certain type of sites from
> business-owned machines, or during normal work hours. It could be a simple
> matter of security policy enforcement.
> For us, all the above applies, and also we try to keep the exfiltration of
> proprietary research data from happening until the results are offically
> released.
> Tim

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