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Setting Up SSH2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Jul 19, 2007, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Austin Jorden)

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"This tip describes how to set up SSH2 (Secure Shell) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and to use encryption keys instead of passwords. This will enable the administrator to connect in a quicker, easier and more secure manner. It is applicable to either RHEL 4 or RHEL 5.

"There are currently two versions of the SSH protocol in use, which are SSH1 and SSH2. The SSH1 protocol can be exploited through its connection setup protocol and is, therefore, not commonly used anymore. The SSH2 protocol however, has a more robust and more flexible connection-setup. There are two enterprise-level versions of SSH: one derived from ssh.com, and the other is OpenSSH. OpenSSH is free and used more often. In fact, OpenSSH is included with most Linux distributions..."

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