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Old 02-26-09, 10:40 AM   #10
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Default Re: Need some Assistance with my firewall

Originally Posted by zoomy942 View Post
i looked at that article and one thing it doesne explain is why SSH is better than telnet
SSH uses encryption, telnet is just plain text for everything. Telnet is considered very insecure because anyone with a packet sniffer could easily get your login and enable passwords.

Takeaway: Most IT pros know that using Telnet to manage routers, switches, and firewalls is not exactly a security best practice. Instead, the accepted alternative to Telnet's lack of security is Secure Shell (SSH). Learn how to configure SSH on your Cisco router. David Davis has the details.
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