[NTLK] SSH client once again - sorry!

Forrest Buffenmyer anasazi4st at me.com
Wed May 19 11:09:30 EDT 2010

Hello, John:

MAC address filtering, while not perfect, might work well enough for you.

This link:  http://netsecurity.about.com/od/quicktip1/qt/qtwifimacfilter.htm    suggests it's a viable alternative, while this one:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/592589.html    is a bit darker on the subject.

And, as Tony responded a little while ago:

"I guess it comes down to how much risk you're prepared to take with your home 
networking data.  The Newton is rarely used online all the time.  To conserve 
battery life it tends to do things in batches, so you have to have 
something/someone monitoring your airwaves/internet nodes all of the time to be 

Is the information we handle <i>that</i> sensitive?  The most sensitive stuff I 
have is my internet banking user names and passwords but since my bank doesn't 
do a mobile friendly website, that task is limited to my desktop/laptop 
computers anyway."

I've written something over at NewtonPhoenix  ( http://www.newtonphoenix.org ) about using one of the new MiFi mobile hotspot devices with the Newton. I could not get the two of them to play well together, security-wise...so I used MAC filtering, which works well with the Newton but will most preobably change once I get an iPad in a few months.


On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 01:28PM, "John Cochrane" <johnc33.lists+newtontalk at googlemail.com> wrote:

>I'm enthused about the possibilities of Newton wireless connectivity
>(email, VNC etc) but, without security, I wouldn't even *dream* of
>trying to use such services in the modern day internet! Even when
>connected via WPA with my Powerbook, I always utilise SSH (and port
>forwarding) for VNC, Screen Sharing, Email etc).
>So, my question is not "does an SSH client exist" (seeing as it
>clearly doesn't) but instead, what would it take to encourage the
>(probably few) people with the expertise to code such a thing to
>actually bite at the temptation to build something?

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