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LinuxPR: O'Reilly's Ultimate Tour Guide to Securely Transferring Files

Feb 28, 2001, 06:49 (3 Talkback[s])

"SSH: The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide" covers the Secure Shell in detail for both system administrators and end users."

"Network security is an increasingly hot topic, and with around two million SSH users across the globe, the information in 'SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide' is pretty timely," says Daniel J. Barrett, coauthor of this new O'Reilly release (US $39.95)."

"SSH, the Secure Shell, is a popular, robust, and powerful software-based approach to network security. Whenever data is sent by a computer to the network, SSH automatically encrypts it. When the date reaches its intended recipient, SSH automatically decrypts it. The result is "transparent" encryption--users can work normally, unaware that their communications are safely encrypted on the network. SSH is an extremely valuable tool that helps users more safely navigate today's Internet, and helps system administrators secure their networks or perform remote administration. It supports secure file transfer between computers, secure remote logins, and a unique "tunneling" capability that adds encryption to otherwise insecure network applications. Best of all, SSH is free, with feature-filled commercial versions available as well."

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