gabriel rosenkoetter on Mon, 8 Oct 2001 18:50:17 +0200

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Re: [PLUG] SSH Question

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 03:45:36PM -0400, Mike Pflugfelder wrote:
> As far as redirecting ports with SSH, will that work for telnet, but send it
> across an encrypted channel?

Sure, but then you've got to explain to each user that they need to:

- ssh to the host & establish a tunnel to their machine
- start a telnetd for themselves over that tunnel
- then telnet to the port of the tunnel

This could all be scripted, but it's kind of messy, and means that
you're running at least one telnetd per user (more than that if they
don't understand how TCP/IP and SSH tunneling work and choose to
start another one rather than run another telnet connection through
the tunnel).

The system doesn't scale very well. If you've only got two or three
users, this is probably the ugly hack you want. If you've got a
couple departments of a few hundred users, it's time to look into a

       ~ g r @

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