The Secure Shell is widely used to provide secure access to remote systems, and everybody who uses it is familiar with routine password access. This is the easiest to set up, is available by default, but suffers from a number of limitations.
The most significant downside is that by allowing a user to enter a password, it means anybody with Internet access is allowed to enter a password. This opens the door to wholesale password guessing by users or bots alike, and this has been an increasingly common method of system compromise.
The second limitation is that having to remember a different password for every system is not conducive to choosing strong passwords.
This post applies to users with a fairly new ATI video card.
Does your computer lock up while the screensaver is running ever since you updated to Ubuntu 5.10? The solution appears to be updating your video drivers. In the Synaptics package manager, search for and install the package
xorg-driver-fglrx or from the command line type:
apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
The original Cisco vpnclient and the PPTP VPN wireless connection methods are still supported, but IT is requesting that people migrate to WPA-PEAP as it is rolled out. The LUG recommends PEAP for all users who can access it.
Please choose the configuration that most closely matches your setup: