Lesser of 2 evils in absence of ssh
Sun Nov 17 02:29:00 2002
Without ssh, is it better to
connect from a PC veiwer to
a solaris server over the
internet, or the following:
start the solaris server
with -localhost, telnet into
the sun box and use vncconnect
to make the server connect to
your remote PC viewer.
In the first case, you rely
on VNC's challenge/response
to authenticate, and apparently,
your password is not transmitted
in the clear. However, your
are vulnerable to someone repeatedly
attempting a connection to your
In the second case, you
rely on solaris to deal with
repeated attempts to telnet into
the host sunbox, which may (or may
not) be better than vncserver's.
You pay the price of having to
telnet in, which means your password
is transmitted in the clear.
Thanks for opinions on which is the
lesser of two evils.
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