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Re: a privacy violation at the DC Renaissance Hotel - to all NANOG 20 conference participants
At Tuesday 04:02 PM 12/5/00, Mike Hughes wrote: >Then, whenever I'm on my travels, I open an SSH session to my >office network, and tunnel all web traffic through the SSH session >to my Squid. That's exactly what I did with all my POP3 and SMTP traffic at the conference: built a tunnel (recent versions of the SSH module for TeraTerm for Windows do this great!) via SSH, pop/smtp to local loopback interface. A 5 minute thing. Even though I had a web proxy available at the other end of that SSH-based tunnel as well, I didn't think it was necessary: data was just not sensitive enough for SSL, yet it was private and of certain value in the wrong hands, and vulnerable as such when stored for extended periods of time on someone else's harddrive. The usefulness of the VPN-spiel or end-to-end IPSec doesn't seem so theoretical anymore.