Re: OFF TOPIC ..Security

From: Mike Breuer (
Date: 11/26/01

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From: "Alex" <fletchra@QSILVER.QUEENSU.CA>

> > what are the current security risks to ones comp by allowing access
> > via telnet as verses SSH?
> open transit of passwords.
> on a mud it isn't that important, but for a shell account it is.

To elaborate a bit, the main risk would be if you had MUD users that also
had shell accounts, due to the human tendancy of duplicating login/password
names.  If you don't allow any of your MUD users shell access, and if you
use a completely different login name and password for your own shell
account, AND if you use SSH or some other encrypted protocol for your shell
access, you should not have too many worries.


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