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Note: Information contained in archived ITSS newsletter articles was current at the time of publication, but may not reflect the present state of technology or ITSS.

May 2002

Telnet, FTP and Security Changes
As a security enhancement ITSS will be removing the unsecure methods of attaching to bulldog, pubinfo, webapps and ub from the Internet via telnet, FTP, and the various remote shell processes on November 4, 2002. Customers who regularly use telnet or FTP to access these two systems will need to upgrade to client software that supports a secured connection. The ITSS software web site will have various client packages that work similarly to our current software for download well ahead of the change. ITSS will announce this change in September via the Newsletter, the web, and via email. Customers who upgrade their client software will have continuous service. This change will not affect email or web services.

This only applies to connections to/from the Internet. Local connection (within our domain) will continue to allow access via telnet and FTP. That means this mostly will affect those traveling and those using alternate Internet Services Providers (cable, DSL, or dialup).

A secured connection means that the password and data information transmitted between the client and the server is encrypted while traversing the various networks (such as the Internet). This type of security enhancement improves the security for both our customer base and our servers. Please watch for information about these changes, and we strongly encourage you to upgrade as soon as the various client replacements are available.

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