[sf-lug] sending mail through SSH port forwarding

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Nov 26 09:54:37 PST 2008

Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):

> >Over hear at Chez Moen, we all know that the wireless network is 
> >fundamentally insecure, and so simply make a point of not trusting it.
> Yup, me too.  For some reason, I tend to not-trust the wireless network on 
> a per-application basis; my web browsing is secured using SSH SOCKS5 
> tunnels, and SMTP separately over these on-demand SSH connections.

There's always a non-zero chance of a spammer parking in our driveway
and pumping out spam from our household IP space over our wireless LAN
-- but my monitors would detect that, and I'm prepared to carry out
prompt denial of service via baseball bat.  ;->

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