[clug] Super Dumb question. Network filesystems... (linux Digest, Vol 88, Issue 35, Message 3)

Miles Goodhew mgoodhew at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 20:46:10 MDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Carlo Hamalainen
<carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apparently old versions of openssh had "-e none" that would do what you want.

"-e none" is still there, but it refers to the PTY escape character,
not encryption (Yes, I thought I'd better go off and RTFM incase I'd
missed something blindingly obvious).
  There is however a "-c" flag (cipher), which makes no mention of a
"none" or similar option, just the usual AES, 3DES, blowfish, etc.
  I can see why you'd want to make it pretty difficult to disable
encryption as the capability could be used for sly ways (social
engineering, etc.) of breaking something that says "SECURE shell" on
the tin. Nevertheless it'd be nice if it could enabled somehow.


Miles Goodhew,
Executive Computer Scientist

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