SSL wrapping or SSH tunnelling? Which is more secure?

Nik Clayton nik at
Tue Aug 20 19:18:59 BST 2002

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 10:55:08AM +0100, Pete French wrote:
> > I use ssh forwarding, just because it's the approach I found first.
> > Never had a problem with it.
> Ou of interest, how do you do the ssh forwarding ? I've not yet found the
> magic combination of arguments to let me set up a permentnet tunnel witho=
> something running on the far end. At the moment thats a shell script which
> sleeps 10 minutes and then dies. Any alternative suggestions ?

    % cat ~/bin/

    ssh -2 -N -f -L

which maps localhost:9143 to  I then point my IMAP
clients at localhost:9143.

FreeBSD: The Power to Serve               (__)
FreeBSD Documentation Project    \\\'',)
                                                                      \/  \=
   --- 15B8 3FFC DDB4 34B0 AA5F  94B7 93A8 0764 2C37 E375 ---         .\._/=

Content-Type: application/pgp-signature
Content-Disposition: inline

Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (FreeBSD)
Comment: For info see



More information about the Ukfreebsd mailing list