[ILUG] POP mail security
james-ilug at banba.ucd.ie
Thu Jan 6 15:32:57 GMT 2000
On Thu, Jan 06, 2000 at 02:42:13PM +0000, Fergal Daly wrote:
> The only way to do this is to use ssh to forward all connections over a
> secure tunnel between your server and a server on the ISP's network, but
> this would mean getting them to run sshd for you on one of their machines -
I would imagine sshd is there already. It's more a problem of them giving
you the ability to login to the box to tunnel anything.
Indigo used to allow you to telnet into their old mail server to
change your password. That seems to have been discontinued.
If your ISP allows you something similar they may be willing to let you
login (to a machine that can get at your pop-box) over ssh instead of
telnet, and then you could establish a tunnel. It's a big "if" though.
I'm very uncomfortable checking my pop-mail from anything other
than the other end of a phone line into Indigo. I would really like to
be able to tunnel into the Indigo POP server(s) (hint, hint Sascha!)
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