Uhh, use SSH or Kerberos.
Todd Graham Lewis Linux! Core Engineering
Mindspring Enterprises tlewis @
com (800) 719 4664, x2804
On Tue, 29 Oct 1996, Ken Meade wrote:
> Just how secure is Remote admin on FW's these days?? Some vendors suggest
> attaching a modem onto the firewall for remote management and admin by
> themselves...... Surely this is the CARDINAL SIN of FW security!!!!!! How
> hard would it be to sniff the link or monitor the link from modem to modem?
> !! Is it possible to remotely admin a FW via VPN. Is the encryption, on a
> general level, secure enough. I would think that any form on encryption is
> up for hacking and a modem to a firewall is a small moat for an experienced
> hacker. (who probably developed the encryption code anyway). Any views re
> this would be appreciated as a lot of vendors are pushing remote admin. on