low-overhead encrypted telnet

Perry E. Metzger pmetzger at lehman.com
Wed Mar 2 08:33:01 PST 1994

Eric Hughes says:
> 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.

Although running an encrypted IP stack does require sysadmin
cooperation, it does not require a kernel rebuild -- John Ioannidis
has built modloadable versions of most of the swIPe software.

> As such, encrypted telnet is a good intermediate while the long term
> solution of encrypted IP gets developed and deployed.

Agreed -- sadly its arriving VERY slowly. 4.4BSD Lite comes with a
standards-compliant encrypted telnet implementation, however.


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