OpenSSH 2.3 And SSH Secure Shell 2.4

    Date12 Jan 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3274
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    If you're a Linux administrator and you're still using telnet for authentication, your network could be in danger. Telnet passes your user IDs, password/passphrase, and the content of your terminal sessions in the clear, where anyone with a sniffer can see . . . If you're a Linux administrator and you're still using telnet for authentication, your network could be in danger. Telnet passes your user IDs, password/passphrase, and the content of your terminal sessions in the clear, where anyone with a sniffer can see what you're doing regardless of whether they have your password.

    Secure Shell (SSH) is a protocol for secure terminal sessions over the Internet. This means you can control who gets into your servers with strong cryptography, keep passphrases from being transmitted in the clear over the Internet, and strongly encrypt as well as compress terminal sesions as they happen.

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