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HowtoForge: Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY

Dec 12, 2006, 10:45 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. PuTTY is an SSH client that is available for Windows and Linux (although it is more common on Windows systems). Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure..."

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