SWAT - wishlist

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Tue Oct 10 13:09:01 GMT 2000

Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> One additional feature that would be nice - since the RSA 
> patent has now expired, it'd be very nice if SWAT could 
> use openssl to encrypt the client server traffic. I'm 
> very uncomfortable running swat and sending the root password 
> in clear across the network. I currently use Apache+mod_ssl 
> to SSL wrap the traffic, but it would be desirable to
> simply be able to make an https connection direct to SWAT.

You can always uses ssh and loca port forwarding or see
the HOWTO at


Not that I don't agree that adding the possibility to
include native https support in SWAT would be great.
It would need to be a compile time option probably.

Cheers, jerry
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