Getting away from C
Posted Jun 24, 2006 14:13 UTC (Sat) by kevinbsmith
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's guide to SSH servers
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to SSH servers
At least in theory, wouldn't it be easier to write a highly secure tool (like an SSH server) in a higher-level language such as python? I realize there might (or might not) be performance issues, but for most of us (who have at most a handful of users) that's not even a consideration.
If someone built command-line wrappers around twisted conch and paramiko, we would immediately have 40% more SSH servers available for evaluation. An added benefit would be that they would be less featureful than openssh. Lots of configuration options can lead to confusion, and in the worst case, bad security.
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