[MUD-Dev] strong encryption for authentication

David Bennett ddt at discworld.imaginary.com
Tue Jul 10 20:08:23 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Fred Clift wrote:

> The main problem I see is that people use mud clients that would
> need to be enhanced.  I can tunnel tinyfugue (long live
> tinyfugue!) through ssh just fine, which would give me personally
> secure access to my mud, but most people dont have the technical
> knowlege to probably set this up.  Are there clients out there
> that support more secure protocols?  Perhaps I should provide
> ssh-ized patches for all the free clients I can get my hands on,
> and sweet-talk the 'for sale' client makers to include code....

That would be a way.  There is a mud compression protocol that
disables plain text too, but it is not encrypted, just compressed
using zlib.  You could use a similar method of turning it on though.
A telnet suboption...

Wombles!
David.

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