[UCI-Linux] check your mail, lose your identity

Mike Iglesias iglesias at uci.edu
Wed May 2 13:51:41 PDT 2007


Harry Mangalam wrote:
> 
> If none of these are available to you and you have a machine you can 
> connect to at UCI, here's how to set up your email to use an ssh 
> tunnel to shield against wireless sniffing:
> 
> Use ssh with the -L flag to remap the port connection.  To check a POP 
> server (on port 110), use a commandline like this:
> 
> ssh -L 2110:your.pop.server.com:110 you at sshserver.dept.uci.edu
> 
> The above line establishes an ssh-encrypted tunnel 
> via 'sshserver.dept.uci.edu' to port 110 on 'your.pop.server.com' 
> using localhost port 2110 (has to be above 1024 for regular users to 
> be able to use it).  
> 
> You also have to configure your mail client to use localhost:2110 
> instead of pop.west.cox.net:110 as your mail server.  Most email 
> clients allow you set up multiple POP servers to check and you can 
> simply set this one up for use when you're using insecure wireless.
> 

Or you can use the campus VPN service, not have to do all the ssh stuff, add
another profile to your mail client, etc.


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