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root access to ftp, telnet -- CP/M?



Jay O'Brien wrote:

>Matthew Seaman wrote:
>  
>
>>Eeek!  You do realise you've just sent the root password across your
>>network in plain text?  Maybe your network is completely secure and
>>you aren't running a risk by doing that, but on the whole it's a
>>really bad idea.  Get into the habit of using ssh(1) routinely for
>>your own peace of mind, if nothing else.  You can also replace ftp(1)
>>for many purposes by scp(1) or rsync(1) (from the net/rsync port),
>>both of which operate over ssh(1).
>>
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>>
>Matthew,
>Thanks for your concern. Once there is anything on the computer, I 
>will certainly close those security holes. Right now it is only a 
>means to learn about FreeBSD and document the steps necessary to build 
>a machine that will fit my needs. I opened ftp and telnet access to 
>root as a simple way to copy files to and from a windows computer and 
>to control the FreeBSD computer from another location. I do plan to 
>implement ssh, but first I must evaluate PuTTY and other alternatives. 
>
>In the meantime, it is protected from the internet by a hardware 
>router that doesn't forward any ports to the FreeBSD computer.
>
>There's so much to learn! This experience with FreeBSD takes me back 
>to my days with CP/M and S-100 bus computers. Maybe if CP/M had been 
>allowed to grow up, rather than be killed by DOS and Windows, it 
>could have become CP/M-BSD?
>
>Jay O'Brien
>Rio Linda, CA USA
> 
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I use WinSCP from my Windows boxes to my servers. Enable ssh so that it 
allows root. It's secure. No need for ftp and telnet.

Michael

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