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# 15  
Old 08-27-2002
Sorry Kelam but I would have to agree with Auswipe on ssh instead of telnet. I also work in a large telecom company (you may have heard of us in the news?) and it's ssh for anything. They were burned a while back and at least they got the security going if not the finanical.


Sincerly waiting for the axe to fall,
RTM
# 16  
Old 08-27-2002
Off topic, but......

We don't telnet period. All our servers run SSHD and not TELNETD. SSHD is easy to install and so are SSH clients for both unix and windows. Even in a 'secure enclave or network', I recommend people use SSH.

Why do remote sessions with passwords and all information in the clear when the entire session can be in a nice, easy to use, cryptographic tunnel??
# 17  
Old 08-27-2002
Your many times more likely to have an "attack" generated or participated by someone within your company... firewalls' no good in that situation...

I can't remember the exact percentabge, but your biggest threat is already inside...

Sleep tight tonight Smilie
# 18  
Old 08-28-2002
SecurID is our method

Okay okay... I know that SSH is a great way to secure passwords, but I wasn't around when they decided what to use. Smilie Although telnet is the standard for my company, we do have another way to protect passwords from being captured.

We use the SecurID technology that only allows for 1 time unique passwords for all users logging in to our systems. It is used with a PIN that the user has and a rotating 6 digit number that changes every 60 seconds.

I might be wrong on this, but SecurID is a very good security measure to protect passwords.

Don't get me wrong SSH is great, but my company has the SecurID technology as our enterprise solution.



Smilie Smilie
# 19  
Old 08-29-2002
Secure ID is great!

It is also a more expensive solution than SSH, which is free for the average non-commercial user.

However, secure ID does not insure the data in the session is secure; SSH does because the entire session in encrypted.

From my understanding of your Secure ID architecture, your company uses clear text passwords with Secure ID architecture to protect passwords.

If this is the case, from a cost-benefit security perspective, SSH provides a bit less password protection (it can be stolen and reused if written down, etc.) and a great deal more session protection.

If your company's risk-management profile is such that the data in the sessions are non-sensitive and breaking into the boxes are are prime concern, then Secure ID would better suit the risk profile, etc.

We could discuss this for hours...... perhaps in another thread?
# 20  
Old 09-04-2002
search for a file called "login.cfg" shud be in /usr directory .... I did this thing on AIX .. not sure abt solaris
# 21  
Old 09-04-2002
To change the telnet login banner you will need to get the the ok prompt (maintenance mode)
if you look at the oem-banner it will be set to true, change this option to false.
This will stop the SUNOS ..... from appearing
 

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