low-overhead encrypted telnet
hughes at ah.com
Wed Mar 2 08:27:23 PST 1994
> I don't, but I would question the wisdom of putting lots of
>effort into a telnet encryption scheme. I would think it would be
>much more productive to build an encryption scheme at the network
The reason that encrypted telnet is a good thing is that modification
at the network level requires kernel modification, and encrypting a
telnet does not. Installing an encrypted telnet daemon does require
sysadmin cooperation, but it doesn't mean recompiling the kernel.
As such, encrypted telnet is a good intermediate while the long term
solution of encrypted IP gets developed and deployed.
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