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Secure SHell

SSH is an encrypted form of telnet, where everything you send from your machine to the server is scrambled in such a way that it is near impossible for people looking at your network traffic to determine what you actually sent.

There are two main reasons for wanting to use SSH instead of your normal telnet or mud client.

  • You may be prevented from using telnet due to company policy and/or a firewall blocking all telnet traffic. In such circumstances, it is typically allowed, and indeed encouraged, to use SSH instead. Please make sure that it's the act of using the terminally insecure telnet protocol that they're trying to stop tho, and not say playing muds on company time. :-D

  • You may be playing from a location where others may be running specific programs on the local network to look at your network traffic. This is fairly common in university computer labs, and we've had several incidents where it has been established that players have snooped on other players in this fashion.

To play Nanvaent with an SSH client, simply configure it to connect to nanvaent.org. The username you should use when connecting is nan. The password is the same, nan. When successfully logged in, you should get the familiar Nanvaent login screen and can login to the actual game by using your player name and password as you normally do. That's all there is to it.

You can use the Java SSH client that takes you straight to the login screen.

The recommended ssh client for UNIX is OpenSSH, as it's small, secure and installs without too many hassles. However there are dozens of others available, some more fancy than others.

You can also use the Java SSH client that takes you straight to the login screen in a web browser.

A good resource for finding free ssh clients is the www.FreeSSH.org site.

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