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Re: 'we should all be uncomfortable with the extent to which luck ..'

  • From: Majdi S. Abbas
  • Date: Wed Jul 25 17:23:46 2001

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 02:45:44PM -0400, David Shaw wrote:
> telnetd is not inherently bad.  It is a tool that is lacking the
> session encryption and strong authentication features of SSH, but is
> still useful in some cases.  Like any tool it can be used poorly, but
> that is not the fault of the tool.

	Agreed.

> For example, when traveling, I can log in securely from any random
> Internet cafe using OPIE or S/Key one-time passwords via telnet.  SSH
> requires that you trust your local machine, and OPIE assumes that you
> don't.

	Incorrect.  OPIE assumes complete trust of your local machine,
but not the network.  You still have to generate the hashes using your
password.

	--msa




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