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Re: strange log entry

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 12:09:55PM -0400, Ed Street wrote:
> Hello,
> that's simple ;)  If they was stable/non-exploitable then we'd be using rpc
> inplace of ssh ;)

 Wha???  There's a difference between exploitable and sniffable.  RPC
doesn't use encryption, except for something Sun cooked up with DES.  I
don't know the details.

 Besides that, ssh has _way_ different uses than RPC.  (of course, you could
write a remote shell kind of program using rpc, but why bother?  No such
thing exists now, but ssh kicks ass.)

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Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
 Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
 my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BCE

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