[Mimedefang] Perl Question

Russ GilmanHunt rgilmanhunt at hotp.com
Fri Dec 27 12:44:01 EST 2002

Yes, and our "local" machine is behind a firewall- so to break into it
you'd have to break through another layer of security (walk up to my
desk, which is situated in a cube-farm next to three inquisitive IT

On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 09:11, David F. Skoll wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Dec 2002, Russ GilmanHunt wrote:
> > echo "dude" | ssh root at mail 'cat >> /root/test'
> If you're automating this, you presumably have an unencrypted secret
> key on the client end, or you have an ssh-agent process running.  This
> means that root on the SSH client is equivalent to root on the SSH
> server, and anyone who compromises the client can compromise the
> server.
> If you absolutely must do something like that, you should use a
> dedicated SSH key with a restricted command (see the command="command"
> entry in the sshd manual) to minimize what can go wrong.  Restricting
> the key to a particular IP address, and disabling port-forwarding
> and X11-forwarding would also be good.
> --
> David "call me paranoid" Skoll
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