[Mailman-Users] Mail server

Amanda arandall at auntminnie.com
Thu Jul 5 18:30:15 CEST 2001

Chad at Balius.com wrote:

> Suggestion - do not use telnet, better to have it disabled or not even
> installed on your machine.  Use SSH instead, provides the same
> functionality but over an encrypted connection.  Take a look at
> http://www.openssh.org/.

Good point. I forget too often that the rest of the world doesn't live behind a
firewall. :-) Even at that, I've got telnet set up to not accept connections from
any but a set list of IPs. So even one of our own in-house develophackers wouldn't
be able to get into it without at least a little sweat. (I'm not a fool - there's
no such thing as foolproof. Security is and will ever be a game of leapfrog.)

Chad's right - ssh is pretty cool when you have a need for it. Maybe someday in my
spare time I'll set that up on this machine. Nahh... then I might have to fix stuff
from home. =P


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