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    bk011048 NNTP User

    Default Setting up a secure connection to a usenet server?

    This is the last obstacle to overcome before switching from Kubuntu to OpenSuse 11.2.

    I have a secure account with a Usenet server. It uses SSL on port 563.

    I had been using Stunnel on Kubuntu but that is not an option with OpenSuse 11.2. I succeeded in making a binary RPM from sources, but I have been completely unsuccessful in configuring it.

    I can't make heads or tails of Kssh or Autossh. What is a more or less end-user friendly way of setting up this connection?

    A tutorial on SSH for someone who isn't terribly knowledgeable of networking protocols and network programming would also be helpful.

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    Default Re: Setting up a secure connection to a usenet server?

    On 2009-10-19, bk011048 <bk011048@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > This is the last obstacle to overcome before switching from Kubuntu to
    > OpenSuse 11.2.
    >
    > I have a secure account with a Usenet server. It uses SSL on port 563.
    >
    > I had been using Stunnel on Kubuntu but that is not an option with
    > OpenSuse 11.2. I succeeded in making a binary RPM from sources, but I
    > have been completely unsuccessful in configuring it.
    >
    > I can't make heads or tails of Kssh or Autossh. What is a more or less
    > end-user friendly way of setting up this connection?
    >
    > A tutorial on SSH for someone who isn't terribly knowledgeable of
    > networking protocols and network programming would also be helpful.



    Why anyone would want to setup a secure connection to a Usenet server...
    But perhaps you mean a private NNTP server?


    Anyway, never mind my question. I don't think the issue is really beta
    related. You should try asking your question in a network forum. You're more
    likely to get an answer there.



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    Default Re: Setting up a secure connection to a usenet server?

    On Fri, 23 Oct 2009 22:45:03 +0000, Rikishi42 wrote:

    > Why anyone would want to setup a secure connection to a Usenet server...
    > But perhaps you mean a private NNTP server?


    If it's a paid service that uses authentication, then a secured
    connection would be necessary in order to protect the authentication
    credentials - NNTP authentication is all cleartext.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Setting up a secure connection to a usenet server?

    On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:06:02 +0000, bk011048 wrote:

    > I had been using Stunnel on Kubuntu but that is not an option with
    > OpenSuse 11.2


    Why is it not an option?

    The ssh options you're looking at are different - stunnel is an SSL
    wrapper, not an SSH wrapper. The two are very different.

    If you look in http://software.opensuse.org/search you will find (if you
    select "factory" that stunnel is available there - you might try one of
    those packages and see if that helps.

    Jim

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