[nos-bbs] does ANYONE use MD5AUTHENTICATE anymore ?

Angela - M1SCH / PE1BIV nos-bbs_mail at scholder.nl
Thu Sep 18 16:42:57 EDT 2008

Hi Maiko,

> Does ANYONE even use MD5AUTHENTICATE in NOS anymore ?
Yes, everytime I, or everyone that connects using Telnet, does connect to

> Is there any reason to keep it ?
So, yes! Definitely!

If you would be accessing a BBS remotely, the sysop login and password would
quickly be known to all users that trace the traffic on the channel, if not
for using MD5 Authentication.
At least, that's the situation when using JNOS on DOS.
Someone running JNOS on Linux would obviously be able to use SSH.


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