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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.