OpenSSH 4.3 released
Posted Feb 2, 2006 0:44 UTC (Thu) by djm
In reply to: OpenSSH 4.3 released
Parent article: OpenSSH 4.3 released
Saying you "must avoid" it is just a mindless application of dogma. Like most applications, it has appropriate and inappropriate uses.
While you wouldn't use it as a permanent connection between two networks or to run real-time applications over, it is very useful for ad-hoc uses (e.g. establishing a secure connection back home while you are travelling) and its convenience. We point people towards IPsec in the documentation for serious uses.
People have been using OpenSSH's TCP-over-TCP port forwarding for years without complaint, just think of this as an incremental improvement :)
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