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RE: ssh become slower and slower?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Jacek Trzmiel
> Sent: 15 June 2004 21:40

> Dave Korn wrote:
> >   <boggle>You're telling someone to go online and test 
> their ssh client's
> > connection with their firewall and antivirus down?</boggle>
> >
> >   Is this some kind of really mean practical joke?
> - He can test it on lan while not connected to inet.
> - He can have firewall on separate machine (gateway).
> - Even without any fw/av, with all security patches applied, there is
> small chance of catching anything during short test.
> Jacek.

  Fair points.  Except for #3, which I really wouldn't want to rely on for a
moment.  After all, it's often the case that when a new worm breaks out,
most machines are up-to-date (with the patches that existed up until that
point) and there's a mad scramble to get a new patch out.  One packet can be
all it takes.  I would never expose a naked machine to the internet for any
time at all unless I *wanted* it to get something nasty!

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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