[oclug] TCP Wrapper problem
bart-oclug at jukie.net
Wed Aug 8 10:05:49 EDT 2001
I find that having mindterm setup is a great alternative to telnet. This
is true only if the client has a JVM (java virtual machine) in their
'mindterm' is a java applet that implements ssh. You place it in some
non advertised location on your webserver and when you connect there from
the outside you get to log in using ssh. Mind term, if not purchased,
only allows you to login to the host it runs on. But if you purchase it
you can connect to a 3rd host.
When you are using someone elses box you can never be sure that the ssh
binary was not compromised to save your password in some file. It is
much less trivial to compromise Netscape's JVM than it is to compromise
* Curtis Ireland <cireland at solidum.com> [010808 09:59]:
> Sometimes, telnetd is a necessary evil. Sometimes, the workstation you are
> on does not have an SSH client, nor can you install one. For instance,
> connecting from Algonquin College can only be done through Telnet.
> I admit, if I had my way, the telnetd package would be left in a deep,
> dark, dusty hole. Unfortunately, I need it. Instead, I have a second,
> permission stripped account.
> At 09:22 AM 2001/08/08 -0400, Raymond Wood wrote:
> >On 8 Aug 2001, at 3:02, Dave Lewis wrote:
> > > I can't seem to get my wrapper configuration right.. I want it to
> > display a
> > > message on the screen of someone who
> > > telnet's in or at least tries to telnet in to my machine, as well as send
> > > an email to a specified user of their attempt
> >Just kill telnetd altogether - it's evil, so uninstall it.
> >Then get OpenSSH (client and server) to replace it.
> >My $0.02,
> >"Freedom is no longer available for free."
> > (recent 'newspeak' from ZeroKnowledge Systems)
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> Curtis Ireland - cireland at solidum.com
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