WSO Newsletter - January 2002
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January 2002 ISSUE: 052
1. Telnet is Gone, Welcome to SSH
2. A Few Quick FrontPage Tips
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-> ARTICLE #1: Telnet is Gone, Welcome to SSH ==================
---> Relevant for SD, VD, CP Accounts ==========================
Telnet is a way to connect to your "shell" account. This is a
text based way of working with your account directly on the
server. Most people never need to do this, so if you don't know
what telnet is, then you probably don't need it. But some of you
have experience working with a telnet interface.
Telnet has been shown to have some vulnerabilities so we've
decided to eliminate support for telnet connections and only
allow SSH connections. SSH is basically a "secure telnet."
Data passing from the SSH client, and back from the server, is
An SSH session looks and acts just like telnet. The only
difference is that you must get an SSH program so you can
There are free SSH clients available, you can try these:
For Windows (look for Putty product):
For Mac (look for MindTerm product):
There are others out there as well, some cost money though. If
you want to pay, VanDyke has the best one.
As a side note, we've just upgraded our servers to the newest
version of SSH available, which is v3.1.0.
-> ARTICLE #2: A Few Quick FrontPage Tips ======================
---> Relevant for FrontPage Users ==============================
Here are a few quick tips for FrontPage users.
1. Don't work on your web site directly from the server. Keep
the master copy of the site on your home computer and simply
publish your changed pages to the server each time you update
your master copy. This way you always have the master copy on
your home computer.
2. When creating a form you can have the results of that form
sent to you via e-mail. If you follow the advice in tip #1
though, you may get a strange warning from FrontPage about
not having e-mail capabilities and asking if you would like to
remove the e-mail address where the results are to be sent. If
you get this message, say "No." Or in other words, don't let
FrontPage remove the e-mail address. Once you publish the page
to your WSO account, it will work correctly.
3. FrontPage 2002 is a nice upgrade from FrontPage 98 and 2000,
it is recommended.
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