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From: Nathan Myers (ncm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-06-30 16:33:42

On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 08:55:44AM +0100, Moore, Paul wrote:
> From: Kevin Atkinson [mailto:kevina_at_[hidden]]
> > I personally suggest you get you admins to
> > provide ssh forwarding.
> *I* *cannot* *do* *this*. I don't know who would be able to authorise
> this, even if I did, it is unlikely they would be willing to without
> a "business case" (which Boost won't qualify as), and even if I could
> they would probably still refuse.
If they allow you to use telnet to connect out, but not ssh, they are
discouraging sound security practices, because to telnet to anywhere
else on the net you must send your password "in the clear". You don't
need a "business case" for boost, you just need somebody with good
sense to act in the interest of the company. Don't request such a
thing through the management chain; instead, talk directly to the
network administrator.

There are innumerable sound business reasons known to any competent
network administrator for preferring that employees use secure means
to connect outside the local net, wherever possible.

If all else fails, you can use CVS from home, via a modem to an ISP.
You can use those free AOL "500 hours" discs we are all inundated with
for a modem account.

If you don't have a computer and modem at home, then you can just post
a patch and somebody else can apply it for you.

That some people work at places which have choked off all possibility
of normal CVS access is not a reason not to provide CVS services to
the rest of us.

Nathan Myers
ncm at cantrip dot org

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