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Encryption standards deadline approaching 11/07/2003

Encryption standards deadline approaching

Reminder: Encryption Standards Deadline Approaching!

January 1 Deadline for Encrypted File Transfer and Terminal Access to Zoo

Starting January 1, 2004 all access to UVM hosts from off campus (e.g. home dial-up, DSL, and cable modem connections) will require software that encrypts -- securely scrambles -- all communication over the Internet. 

  • Instead of telnet (CRT, Better telnet, and so on), use ssh (Macintosh) or ssh Secure Shell (Windows)
  • Instead of ftp (FTP Voyager, Fetch, WS_FTP, and so on), use Fugu (Macintosh) or ssh Secure Shell (Windows)

It's not too early to start using the new encrypting software, since all CIT supported servers, such as those in the Zoo cluster, already support encrypted protocols.

The required programs are available free-of-charge in the UVM Software download site.

Email access from off campus will also require encryption at some time after January 1. Virtually everyone will have to make some minor configuration changes; some may have to switch to new email software. This was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, but is being delayed while CIT writers develop documentation.

Last modified November 07 2003 09:03 AM

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