com (Peter da Silva) writes:
> Why not just stick a box outside the firewall running BSD or Linux and ircII,
> and have them telnet to it to IRC?
On any outside machine I'd rather avoid running a telnetd (or servers
for any other protocol designed without proper security
considerations) on it. However, there's ssh and similar secured
telnet-like protocols available.
If you get a sufficiently big box and trust ssh's X11 forwarding you
might even consider to run netscape on such a box (provided your users
have Un*x boxes). While I personally feel a uncomfortable about
letting an outside machine access an internal X11 server, this still
seems a reasonable approach if your users actually need a fancy (i.e.
java(script)? capable) web browser for some reason.
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