[clug] shimmer alternative SPA

Daniel Black daniel.subs at internode.on.net
Wed Jul 9 23:10:20 GMT 2008

On Wed, 9 Jul 2008 08:26:30 pm Sam Couter wrote:
> Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
> > We were talking about protecting ssh servers.
> >
> > Does anyone use shimmer?  It looks like an interesting idea.
> > http://shimmer.sourceforge.net/
> Interesting. Kinda like port knocking on steroids.
> Just like port knocking, it looks like a way to make yourself vulnerable
> to very easy DoS attacks.

Alternative is single packet authentication

Though really you could just use ssh keys and disable password authentication 
if you've got the resouces to install arbitary sofware keys on the computers 
that need access.


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