SSH: From Secure Administration to Virtual Private Networking

    Date16 May 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3250
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    OpenSSH is an inexpensive improvement well worth the minimal effort required to install and configure it. You can also use SSH to set up simple "circuit level" VPNs. In this article, we take a hands-on look at the two . . . OpenSSH is an inexpensive improvement well worth the minimal effort required to install and configure it. You can also use SSH to set up simple "circuit level" VPNs. In this article, we take a hands-on look at the two faces of SSH2: the open source *NIX implementation freely available from OpenSSH, and a trio of commercial Windows clients sold by F-Secure (formerly DataFellows), SSH Communications, and VanDyke Technologies. We'll show you how to enable secure administration and create a circuit-layer VPN with OpenSSH. We'll also illustrate multi-vendor compatibility between OpenSSH and these three Windows clients.
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