[svlug] Re: Is there a GOOD source for web-based email?

Bryan -TheBS- Smith thebs at theseus.com
Thu May 11 12:31:55 PDT 2000


On Thu, 11 May 2000, Rick Moen wrote:
> Any halfway cautious person would sooner use POP3,
> if necessary (over an ssh tunnel).

And this is NOT hard to do for even Windows users either!

Check out TeraTerm for Windows and then the SSH add-on.  You can set
it up so that when the user logs in to a remote system, various
ports are automatically forwarded (like POP3).  From there you can
make the appropriate changes in their local POP3 client (to point
at the local system to target the tunnel) ... yada ... yada ...
yada ...

You can even use IDEA instead of DES (which is disabled in TTSSH by
default, where IDEA is the default) and avoid any nasty patent
issues as well (assuming your SSH server is OpenSSH).

-- TheBS

P.S.  I agree with Rick's assessment that HTTP-SSL is still a
maturing way of transferring info NOT because of the procotols
themselves, but the implemenation of the targets at the other end. 
Case in point:  Microsoft's problems with Hotmail -- none are
the underlying FreeBSD platform, but the holes are all
via the HTML pages and CGI scripting, etc...

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