[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Date: Thu May 14 23:55:15 EEST 2009
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 8:26 AM, James Knott <james.knott at rogers.com> wrote:

> Any reason why you're using telnet instead of ssh?  Ssh has many
> advantages over telnet.

I've had this argument before in the Neuros OSD (LInux based PVR) mailing list.

Basically, the "security argument" is ridiculous. Most pocket devices
do not have CPU cycles to spare like a desktop.
Thus, it's kinda ridiculous to do 3DES encryption to log-in to a local
router or network device in the local LAN.

If you can't trust your local home LAN, then you have biggest problems
to begin with.

So YES, Telnet is very useful for me to use on my home LAN with
network centric devices (Axis print server, Intel InBusiness storage
station, Maxtor NAS) that have telnet but no SSH available.

Just my $0.02.

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