Dienstag, 3. April 2007

Telnet dead after 35 Years?

Telnet stirbt aus? Kann ich mir nicht vorstellen. :p
Kevin Poulsen on 27B Stroke 6:

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For all the bells and whistle added to Microsoft's Vista, the OS is the
first internet-age Windows release to omit an important vestige of
networking history -- Telnet, which turns 35 tomorrow.

It was April 3rd, 1972 that Jon Postel published RFC 318, a svelte 4,600
word document describing a "standard method of interfacing terminal devices
at one site to processes at another site."

Devised in a simpler time, Telnet has no encryption and doesn't come close
to meeting modern security standards for logging onto a remote machine.
It's gone virtually unused for years (geeks still use the client to debug
TCP services, but only because it's there). Yet somehow the Telnet client
has always managed to stick around in Windows, Linux and Mac OS releases
like the gill slits in human embryos. Until now.

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