[svlug] Accessing my mail server via the web
lrclug at red4est.com
Thu Jun 15 14:01:51 PDT 2000
As I'm sure is very common, I have one machine that is both my mail
server and my web server. I also have telnet and ftp turned off for
security reasons. Using POP, or IMAP for remote mail access when I
don't have access to ssh would send my passwords in the clear.
Likewise, so would telnetting into an intermediate machine and then
sshing into my home machine.
It occured to me that if I set up an ssl protected webpage that
ran some sort of mail reader on my machine, I could have at least
some level of security when logging in to read my mail. I'm not
an accomplished webgeek, so this task would not be as trivial for
me as it would be for someone else (I'd love to be able to run
mutt as a cgi over ssl).
Does anyone know if someone has already done something like this?
It seems that most of the time that I think "gee it would be neat
if a program to foo existed", it already does.
lrc at red4est.com
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