From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Tue 25 May 1999 - 10:20:51 IST
> Or don't use telnet at all if you're planning on su'ing to root. What if
> there's someone packet sniffing on your LAN? :-)
Exactly. I've got telnet and rlogin/rsh disabled on almost all of my
machines. Nothing beats ssh for those warm fuzzies!
Anyway, as to "what it is", your best bet is to look at
http://www.ssh.net/ which has some useful, albeit somewhat technical,
documentation. As to "where to get it/how to use it", it should be
included in the export versions of most Linuxen, dunno about the
Berkeley Standard Virus. It's dead easy to use - once it's installed,
you do "ssh username at domain hostname" to log on - you can set it up so that you
have to enter a password as usual, or so that it accepts given users
Oh, don't use SSH version 2 - it's too closed and proprietary. Version
1.2.26 is pretty-much the standard.
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