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RE: Remote access solution
From: "Michael Whang" <michael.whang () computer org>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 13:26:35 -0700

VNC is a great tool for remote administration, if you know its strengths
and weaknesses.  Unfortunately, not every company has unlimited IT
resources available to implement the best remote admin tools...not
mention the usual hassle of getting your manager's approval for
purchases.  Just saying a product stinks with no explanation doesn't
have any merit.  As Chris suggested, VNC through a VPN or SSH will
satisfy most security worries.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Berry [mailto:compjma () hotmail com] 
Sent: February 24, 2003 15:42
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Remote access solution

From: "Nuzman" <nuzman () shreve net>
Stay away from VNC for any but the most casual and temporary remote
access circumstances.

Why would you recommend that, I was under the impression that while it 
doesn't have much built in security, running it through ssh and/or a vpn
was 
considered to be quite safe.

Chris Berry
compjma () hotmail com
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

"Linux and I have a love/hate relationship.  I hate its complexity until
I 
figure out how something works, then I love its power."

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