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Re: Authentication for telnet.

From: Andy Smith <andy@strugglers.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 23:03:14 +0000
> It is confusing why you would need to do this to localhost as you
> could just type "bash" (or dash or zsh or whatever) to get a new
> shell. So it would help our understanding if you were to explain
> what your use case is for this new interactive shell session.

Oberon has a client for protocol Telnet and a client for SSH. bash, 
dash, sudo, rlogin and many other tools don't exist in Oberon.  I 
avoided discussing this deliberately.  For most readers it's an 
annoying digression; for some will cause mental upset. 

In most Debian situations, once a user is logged in to the system, a 
shell session is opened without a password.  "telnet localhost" is 
analogous to that.  "ssh localhost" is rarely used.  If sitting in a 
public place, be careful that someone isn't watching when you type the 

> So I think we really do still need to know more about your use case.


I tried to make the orginal question as specific as possible.

Regards,                  ... Peter E.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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