[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Date: Fri May 15 00:45:20 EEST 2009
Fernando Cassia wrote:
> 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.
> FC
FWIW, I've often used ssh on my N800 to remotely access my home
network.  It works fine.

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