This is a limited form of VPN. A good 128-bit
SSL client will take care of the encryption piece
handily. You still need to worry about authentication
though. Encryption can't keep users from mismanaging
passwords. You might consider authentication tokens.
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From: Dick_Wall @
com @ smtp
Date: 08/02/97 03:25:21 PM
Subject: Web Oriented Mail Clients
Hello all ..
I appologize if I'm asking a question that has been recently discussed
.. I've been off the list for a while and have missed recent dialogues.
The question is ...
I'm getting approached by various groups in my company, that want to
use Web oriented email clients, to access our email servers. That is,
they want to use the clients from the Internet points, to access servers
on the trusted/internal side of our network. They'd like us therefore,
to allow http access through the firewall. We don't allow that now, and
I don't plan to allow it in the future.
Is there a secure means for providing such email access?