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The Mystical Magical Secure Shell, Part 1

Jul 30, 2009, 04:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"You can run out to www.openssh.org to get the latest and greatest, but you probably already have it on your system. That said, keeping up to date with the latest version of OpenSSH is essential if you want to maintain security. So, if your version of OpenSSH is more than a few months old, you may want to consider checking for an update.

"OpenSSH has several components: a client and server, utilities for generating public and private encrypted keys for strong authentication and a secure FTP server. Before you log in using a secure shell, you need to start a secure server, which usually happens at boot time through a script in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/init.d, depending on your system. Look there for a script called simply sshd. You also can start the sshd daemon by typing sshd at the shell."

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