[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri May 15 00:50:09 EEST 2009
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:45 PM, James Knott <james.knott at rogers.com> wrote:
> 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.

...a server & device over which *you* have total control and which
*has* SSH available. Such is *not* always the case...


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