On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 07:36:37PM -0800, Anthony Baratta wrote: > [...] > You can manage the whole machine via Telnet. You should definitely close off that telnet port and be running OpenSSH instead, though. Probably a good idea to remove FTP from the server while you're at it and learn how to use the SSH suite's scp program. Both FTP and Telnet transmit passwords in clear text; fair game to anyone with a sniffer in the inmtervening networks. <tip type="Remote web admin on Unix and Unixlike OSes"> If you're used to emacs and want to use it to edit files on remote machines, you can run it on your machine and use Tramp <http://tramp.sourceforge.net/> to access the remote files and directories in a dired-like manner. You get the security benefits of using SSH/SCP, and the convenience and speed of using your local emacs setup for edits. One thing the docs don't say yet is that Tramp paths for newer versions look like /[r/foohost]/var/www/x.html and not /r:foohost:/var/www/x.html . </tip> -- Andrew Chadwick, UNIX/Internet Programmer, PR Newswire Europe, Oxford -- The views or opinions above are solely mine and are not necessarily those of PR Newswire Europe. The message may contain privileged or confidential information; if you are not a named recipient, notify me, and do not copy, use, or disclose this message. <andrew.chadwick at prnewswire.co.uk>.