[ale] Encryprted External Modems

Christopher Fowler cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Mon Dec 18 18:49:22 EST 2006

Most of my customers actually use Procom Plus.  I use the word
"Hyperterminal" to simply explain the concept of dialing into a system
and getting access to a tty.  To most of my customers (and sales reps)
when I use that term it is understood what I mean.  I prefer Minicom and
use it on a weekly basis.  On Linux of course.

If this were both Linux I would simply crank out a middle man to do
encryption on the link but since one end could be Windoze I don't want
to touch it with a 10 ft pole.

On Mon, 2006-12-18 at 17:48 -0500, John Mills wrote:
> Christopher -
> I have had very poor experience with Hyperterminal. 'TeraTerm-Pro' is much
> better, and free. See also 'PuTTY'. Either of them does SSH console
> sessions out of MsWin. TeraTerm looks more like Hyperterminal and
> shouldn't dismay a MsWin user. There are a few differences from HT in the 
> configuring controls, IIRC, but functionally they arrive about the same 
> spot. With the significant advantage that TeraTerm _works_. &8-) 
>  - Mills
> On Mon, 18 Dec 2006, cfowler wrote:
> > On the customer's desktop side the dial-up is not IP.  I will be windoze
> > running Hyperterminal calling the Linux side.  That connection needs
> > encryption too.
> > 
> > On Mon, 2006-12-18 at 14:31 -0500, Pete Hardie wrote:
> > > On 12/18/06, cfowler <cfowler at outpostsentinel.com> wrote:
> > > > I have 2 linux boxes that need to dial each other and the tinfoil hat
> > > > brigade is afraid someone will drop in on the PSTN connection.  Can
> > > > anyone suggest an encrypted modem we could use?
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Are they worried about account info, or application info.  If the
> > > latter, ssh over the dialup connection should suffice.

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