On 30/12/06, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> One thing I guess I've never understood
> is why it is so easy to set up an ssh connection internally,
> eg if someone brings a laptop into the house.
> My shorewall policy allows connection from LAN to firewall:
> loc $FW ACCEPT
> Does that mean ssh does not look for any authentication in this case?
No - the shorewall setting is just limiting the networks which are
allowed to *connect* to the SSH port. Connection is only the first
phase of SSH access; once you've connected, it then will go through
the configured authentication mechanisms.
If you're not asked for a password etc, it's probably because you've
put the public key of the client into the authorized_keys of the
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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