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Subject: Re: Beer + Wlan
From: Måns Nilsson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Network management discussion for Nordic region <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 20 Mar 2002 22:37:02 +0100

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--On Wednesday, March 20, 2002 16:14:07 +0100 Simon
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Ssh feels like a step in the right direction.
> It's turned into something of a defacto standard for [unix] server
> remote administration, let's hope the same happens for
> routers/switches/etc so we can forget all about telnet.

Nothing wrong with telnet. Clear-text passwords in telnet, that might be a
problem, otoh, as well as clear-text data channel. (think enable
passwords). Some telnet implementations have solved this problem, for
instance Heimdal. (

> I'd say snmp needs a major overhaul for people to regain any amount of
> confidence in it after the recent CERT announcement.

Jonas already commented on SNMP v3, so we'll consider that case closed.

Måns Nilsson            Systems Specialist
+46 70 681 7204         KTHNOC

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