[clug] Linux Security

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Thu Oct 9 10:08:02 GMT 2008

steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Picking up an old thread, I was wondering how people provide (local)
> email access for 'global travellers'.
> It's simple to read mail via webmail, POP or IMAP.
> Sending mail means allowing external connections to Port 25 - which
> creates an open mail relay. Hmmmm.
> Is this solved with just TLS/SSL + user login (and I get busy reading),
> or will using SSH's ability to map a remote port locally be easiest?
> User runs Windows and is not terribly IT capable - the config has to be
> simple and 'set and forget'. Plus be able to suffer others tinkering
> with it if he goes somewhere and it stops & locals get 'helpful' :-(

Using a VPN with PPTP will probably be the easiest way - even my dad can
manage starting and stopping that, although the IT geeks he pays set it
up to begin with.
Sam Couter         |  mailto:sam at couter.id.au
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