Looking for sshlib.py

Jeff jam at quark.emich.edu
Tue Nov 30 23:38:37 CET 1999


On Tue, Nov 30, 1999 at 09:47:05PM +0000, John Leach wrote:
> I'm looking to write a Python frontend for character-based applications
> accessed via the internet.
> telnet works well but I'd like something with more security (telnet sends
> its password unencrypted I believe).
> I'll try calling ssh from within Python and see if that helps.
> Thanks for your reply,
> John Leach
> http://www.bosware.com.au
> 

you are correct in your statement that telnet sends it's passwords in the
clear. ssh has clients designed to replace 'rsh' and 'rcp'. if you could
implement your application with rsh first, ssh will work nicely as a secure
replacement. in other cases I would suggest using a different piece of
software.. perhaps kerberos.

kerberos homepage: http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/
ssh homepage: http://www.ssh.org/ or http://www.ssh.fi/

regards,
J
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