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RE: telnet vs ssh on Core equipment , looking for reasons why ?

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Tue Jul 31 11:56:55 2001

I believe that folks are having problems saying why they use SSH instead of
telnet, because the best practice is simply so self-evident.

SSH gives you a measure of protection against bad people sniffing out your
passwords. Telnet does not. SSH is encrypted. Telnet is not. It's pretty
easy - only use telnet if you must. Use SSH if you possible can. Of course,
this also holds true for using scp instead of ftp, although scp isn't as
widely supported, yet.

- Daniel Golding

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Mr. James W. Laferriere
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 11:25 AM
> To: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: telnet vs ssh on Core equipment , looking for reasons why ?
>
>
>
>
> 	Hello All ,  Thank you for the disertations & insight into the
> 	possible methods of compromising an authentication attempt .
>
> 	But , I am really interested more in 'Why' each responsible
> 	indidvual(s) chose either telnet or ssh to manager their Core
> 	equipment .
>
> 	ssh
> 	1 )	Has been the encrypted authentication .
>
> 	telnet
> 	1 )	Has been legacy OS's / Equipment olny supporting telnet .
>
> On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> > 	Hello All ,  I have charged myself with trying to find a statistic
> > 	on how many individuals responsible for IP core equipment
> > 	recommend telnet or ssh & why particularly .  I will summarize .
>
> 		Tia ,  JimL
>
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