On Sun, 01 Jan 2006 18:29:54 -0500, Phil Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
so, i've read over a number of threads in the archives, and the docs on tm.com, and i think i'm missing a few pieces of info, so i'd appreciate any help.
for the moment i have a multiservice application that i've added a telnet manhole interface to. however, due to the deprecation of the twisted.manhole.telnet module, and my disinterest in sending passwords in plaintext, i'd like to update this to use ssl.
this much i know how to do, but then i would assume the only way to connect to this interface would be with the openssl binary (i think i've done this before), as it would still be using the manhole- specific login system.
what i'd really like is to be able to use a regular ssh client to connect, ideally by implementing a Portal on the back end to authenticate users against an existing database. if it could use that nifty manhole syntax coloring, so much the better.
is this actually possible? i have to admit i have a great deal of ignorance about the difference between a terminal connection through openssl and an actual ssh login, and I've never gotten my feet wet with conch before.
i guess what i'm asking is what modules should i look at, and what classes should i expect to have to implement to make this happen? (of course, providing it is actually possible to do this)...
i know there's the PB interface into manhole that could be easily encrypted, but i am enthusiastic about using this kind of feature on several projects, and i'd like to end up with something that's easily plugged into "any" server...
thanks in advance,
I'm confused. Do you want an SSL server or an SSH server?