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Re: PPP over Ethernet?

  • From: John Fraizer
  • Date: Thu Jun 04 15:16:32 1998

At 10:53 AM 6/4/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Cygnus has tools that let you build SHH on WinNT.
>
>At 10:14 AM 6/4/98 -0700, Dave Siegel wrote:
>>> Nah, They never heard of virtual circuits.
>>> 
>>> Seriously, PPP over IP is a way of building a cheap VPN. The thing is that
>>> SSH already does that job much better.
>>
>>SSH does not allow me to access file on the corporate NT server.
>>
>>PPTP (ala MS VPN) does.


Give me 10 minutes with a sniffer and a few nifty tools and not only can I
find the PPTP session but, take control.  Now, *I* have access to your file
on that NiceTry Server.  I have yet to see or hear about this being done
with an SSH tunnel.  Perhaps you would like to put a unix box on your
network to do SSH tunnels with and from there, mount your SAMBA share from
the NiceTry box. Or then again, maybe you trust MS. <sic>





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