[ale] Encryprted External Modems
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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