The Conference Problem
When you are away at a conference how do you check back to a secure
- Use Laptop + modem + 1800 ISP number. Slow, but most secure.
- Use VNC. Works
in any java capable web browser. Does not use encryption (though an
unintegrated SSL patch exists). Does use challenge-response
authentication. Assumes the machine you connect from is not
- Mindterm. Ssh in
a java applet. Works from modern web browsers. Public key encryption
and good authentication. Assumes the machine you connect from is not
- A magic boot disk. The major drawback is that you have to
configure the booted OS for the local environment (time consuming),
and most providers of free access machines get nervous when you start
rebooting on purpose.