G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Sep 13 12:50:52 CDT 2016

On 09/13/2016 10:31 AM, Liam Proven wrote:

> Nonetheless, their willingness to remove old, insecure legacy stuff 
> from the OS so that users are encouraged to get with the programme
> and move on to modern modern equivalents -- ssh, the ip command,
> whatever -- is something I strongly approve of, and wish Debian and
> its kin were quicker to imitate.

Well, the packages *should* be available for installation, if desired.
There are various back doors to linux-embedded appliances (mostly using
BusyBox) that employ telnet and ftp and they're not likely to implement ssh.

OpenBSD is probably the most draconian in this respect.  They don't
offer an optional ftpd/telnetd in any package.   If you want a cleartext
server, you have to find the source, modify and re-compile it yourself.

But what I originally stated still holds.   Perhaps you don't have
plain-text ftp and telnet, but you have the ssh equivalents, so at least
you have *something* to get the job done.  Mac OS gave me nothing for
doing standard stuff over TCP/IP connections.


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