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    Question wifi ssh tunnel 1st 90 seconds risk?

    Hi--

    Have figured out how to set up a proxy using socks5 and ssh to protect my browsing, and tsocks to protect my email in wifi hotspots.

    What are the risks for someone snooping on what I am doing, during the first 90 seconds or so when I am logging into the café wifi and establishing my ssh tunnel?

    My system: Ubuntu 10.04 lts; FF 3.6.20; Evo 2.28.3

    Thanks!
    :- Doug.

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    Re: wifi ssh tunnel 1st 90 seconds risk?

    Not much so long as you're not doing aynthing else in the first 90 seconds before the tunnel is established.

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    Question Re: wifi ssh tunnel 1st 90 seconds risk?

    Dangertux--

    Nothing else over the network that I would know about. I do not do im, and would not be running update-manager or any other app I can think of that would try to use the network.

    Is that what you mean?

    Thanks for helping me, Dangertux!
    :- Doug.

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