[plug] firewalling ssh

Andrew Furey andrew.furey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 23:19:17 WST 2007

> > You've never mis-typed a password? Twice?
> Yes.  Most certainly, and more than twice, though rarely more than 3
> times.  By the third go, I'm going real slow hitting each key with great
> care, feeling rather clumsy and foolish.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but surely retyping the password (up to
twice, anyway) would all happen within the one connection attempt?
Hence you'd actually have to get it wrong 9 times (over 3


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reason that only children read books with only pictures in them.
Language, be it English or something else, is the only tool flexible
enough to accomplish a sufficiently broad range of tasks.
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