On 4/7/07, Kevin Kinsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Jerry McAllister wrote:
> Also, although telnet is a hole nowdays for logging in to a system with
> an id and password for the very reasons you have given,  it still has
> a use.   You can use it to easily poke at a port and check the response
> to see if something is up and working.   Of course, in that case you
> would probably not be sending an id and password, just some common
> handshaking strings that don't reveal any secrets to anyone.
> This is really a different issue from what was the OP or the intent
> of the wiki article, of course.

Right; the intent, as I see it, is to pound through people's (potential
new *BSD system admins) heads the fact that you don't use telnet for
remote logins/remote shell work.

Well actually, we're looking forward to telnet
start-tls RFC. It will provide for tighter
integration of PKI. I'll be glad to see the day
when all I need for authentication is TLS certs.
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