Parsing a text file for ip adresses

Bryan Breen Bryan.C.Breen.1 at gsfc.nasa.gov
Wed Jan 15 15:43:02 PST 2003


At 14:19 1/15/03 +0000, you wrote:
> --- Tushar Teredesai <tushar at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
>> 
>> http://hints.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/scp-before-relay.txt has a
>> two liner for obtainng the IP address from ifconfig's output.
>
>Just as an aside, here is a quote from the above mentioned hint:
>
>"The problem I encountered is that I use ssh tunneling to login to my
>pop3 server at linuxfromscratch.org. With pop3 (imap and others
>probably too) your password is transmitted as clear text, much like
>happens with telnet. I don't quite like that, so I use port forwarding
>with openssh."
>
>A lot (most?) pop3 clients and servers can use SSL to tranmit passwords
encrypted.

Quite right, a lot *can*. However, a good chunk (if not the majority) are
never configured to do so by their administrator.


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