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Re: "Packet Sniffers"

On Sep 12,  2:47pm, Adam Shostack wrote:
> 	The way thinnet ethernet works, all machines on the net will
> probably see all packets going to/from any of them.

All machine on the same PHYSICAL network will.

If the university is worried about password sniffing, they should put
the machine on a bridged ethernet segment.  If they're really concerned,
give them their own subnet and apply an appropriate routing policy.  This
is not difficult.

> The way telnet works has no
> encryption in it; the password you type gets sent across the network
> as you type it.  This is barely even a secret anymore.

It never was a secret.