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1. INTRODUCTION 2. DISCLAIMERS 3. KERMIT SECURITY USER GUIDE 4. INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 5. SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION I. WHERE TO FIND SECURE TELNET AND FTP SERVERS II. MULTIHOMED HOSTS, FIREWALLS, NATS III. INTRODUCTION TO CERTIFICATES IV. USING OTHER SECURITY METHODS WITH KERMIT GLOSSARY REFERENCES TRADEMARKS
1.1. Secure Connections 1.2. Internet Protocols 1.3. Authentication 1.4. Encryption 1.5. IntegritySECURITY is the hot topic on the Internet. Security systems and protocols abound. But it was not always so. In the early days, the mere act of putting two computers in touch with each other was quite amazing. To connect multiple diverse computers to a common network, allowing any pair of them to communicate, was almost inconceivable. When the ARPANET (precursor of the Internet) was first operational on October 1, 1969, the eager task for many years afterwards was to open up more and more sites to it. The architecture of the network and its protocols were developed in research laboratories in an atmosphere of trust.
Only later, when the ARPANET became the world-wide Internet and was opened up to limitless numbers of people, did security become an issue: hackers, crackers, script kiddies, terrorists, spies, hucksters, swindlers, pornographers, saboteurs, blackmailers, pranksters, and pests of every sort inundate the network and every computer on it with a constant barrage of probes and attacks. It is increasingly necessary to secure connections from eavesdropping and malicious tampering (not to mention spam, worms,