Date: 2006-05-07 15:12:30 -0700 (Sun, 07 May 2006)
Included text on alternatives from patch #1398916 from SourceForge.
This might not be the best place to put this, we will eventually move
it to a webpage.
--- trunk/README 2006-04-29 13:19:47 UTC (rev 21)
+++ trunk/README 2006-05-07 22:12:30 UTC (rev 22)
@@ -96,6 +96,31 @@
+An incomplete list of alternatives to PHP Shell would be:
+* SSH. The Secure Shell is the standard solution to the problem that
+ PHP Shell tries to solve. SSH lets you login to a remote system in a
+ secure way where the traffic and password is encrypted at all
+ times. You can also upload and download files securely and make
+ encrypted TCP tunnels.
+ If your host supports SSH then use it and forget about PHP Shell or
+ any other solution.
+* Telnet. This is the old way to obtain an interactive login on a
+ remote system. Unfortunately telnet is insecure since the password
+ and subsequent traffic are sent in clear text. SSH was developed
+ precisely to replace telnet. The advantage of telnet over PHP Shell
+ is that it gives you an interactive session.
+* See more alternatives at the Anyterm homepage:
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