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Re: cryptic netcat

On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 11:44:06AM +0200, Alexandre Dulaunoy wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, John Wright wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 03:25:05PM -0300, Rafael Coninck Teigao wrote:
> > > You could make an encrypted tunnel with ssh.
> > 
> > The difference being that you need a login on the destination box.  With a
> > netcat-a-like you could use shells scripts and stuff. 
> That's not true, you can keep key with ssh-agent and using standard script
> with scp & so on without typing any password. (i use it everyday). 

No.  It is true.  You *have* to login to another box.  ssh-agent just means
you don't have to enter a password or passphrase.  I use ssh-agent too.  I use
ssh redirection too.  I'd still use nc with encryption.

> > 
> > I've not thought of uses, etc.  The times I use nc are usually when I want a
> > quick tunnel in inetd.conf
> > 
> And you can use inetd to make quick tunnel with nc using ssh tunnel.