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 From:  eshorkey at commonpointservices dot com
 To:  "Gorm J. Siiger" <gjs at sonnit dot dk>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] ssh console?
 Date:  Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:41:48 -0400
Shell access via ssh would also make development of new features a lot easier
for those of us that don't have a seokris and another bsd box to be the image
server.


Quoting "Gorm J. Siiger" <gjs at sonnit dot dk>:

> > 
> > I once made a cash donation to the project, and then followed up by asking
> > for ssh. Manuel asked me what I thought I would do with ssh access, since
> > there was no shell, no text editor, etc. My only answer was "uh...dick
> > around, like on my FreeBSD system". After a couple more e-mails, I
> conceded
> > that having ssh access in m0n0wall did not make sense, and withdrew the
> > request.
> >        ----
> > 
> 
> I'm working daily with enterprise firewall's (not the small kind) - and if I
> didn't have shell access to the boxes support would take 3-10 times longer
> and be alot more complex.
> 
> tcpdump is your most important tool in debugging and problem solving, sure
> you can put up three or four local sniffers, do port mirroring and other
> stuff but it takes time and cost money.
> 
> So I see two ways of solving this problem:
> 
> 1. Make shell access via SSH and give access to tcpdump, ping, tracroute,
> arp etc. 
> 
> 2. I know there is a client/server tcpdump util, and with the client you can
> dump remotely on the box from you pc.
> 
> I'm using m0n0wall for some things, and it's a great piece of software. But
> with shell access - it would definately be better.
> 
> -- 
> Gorm J. Siiger - SonnIT
> 
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