When
· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · February
· · · · 12 (1 entry)

Telnet SNAFU from the Inside · Wel­l, yes, there was that em­bar­rass­ing mile-wide hole in tel­net (I haven’t used tel­net in years ex­cept to de­bug Web pro­to­col­s, but I guess some­one must; seems to me any­one who leaves tel­netd fac­ing the In­ter­net is ex­hibit­ing, uh, ques­tion­able judg­men­t; but stil­l.) Nasty se­cu­ri­ty gotchas are noth­ing new in this world, but here’s some­thing that is new: a first-hand re­port from the guy who got the call you don’t want to get, and then got the patch in­to the sys­tem. Ac­tu­al­ly, I don’t un­der­stand quite a bit of the jar­gon: “patch gate”, “RTI logging”, and so on; but it’s still a com­pelling sto­ry.
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