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October 14, 2002

SSH tunneling

A good dinner, and a little reflection made me realize that the obvious solution to the cleartext-password problem of Movable Type is simply to ssh-tunnel the control connection. Typing

ssh -L 8080:127.0.0.1:80 golem.ph.utexas.edu

gives me an encrypted tunnel to golem. Then I can point my browser to

 http://locahost:8080/cgi-bin/mt.cgi

to get the Movable Type configuration page. Voila! No more cleartext-password worries.

Posted by distler at October 14, 2002 12:53 AM

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