Re: Show what I'm doing, show what you're doing

Subject: Re: Show what I'm doing, show what you're doing
From: Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:37:30 -0800

> I'm just interested in what's in current use, and why you (or your
> employer) prefer it.

I prefer OpenBSD SSH (OpenSSH) or Linux IPsec.

SSH for VNC (or X) remote GUI usage, or when having to use in a NAT-ish environment.

IPsec is more enterprise admin friendly, SSH is not as controllable by default.

> Also, why do you TRUST it, when your visual conversations are
> company-secret?

Because they're free, open source, and can be reviewed.

Linux IPsec is a bit nicer, since it recently added Trustworthy Computing support (TPM endpoint measurement) to help verify both ends of the connection.

SSH can be built/configured to use modern (NSA Suite B) crypto.

SSH can also be enhanced with OpenPGP Web of Trust (WoT) with tools like Convergence.IO and MonkeySphere, to address the glaring trust issues that Certificate Authorites have.


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References:
Show what I'm doing, show what you're doing: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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