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SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide
Barrett, Daniel J.
Published: February 15, 2001
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The suite of utility applications that Unix users and administrators find indispensable--Telnet, rlogin, FTP, and the rest--can in fact prove to be the undoing of interconnected systems. The Secure Shell, a.k.a. SSH (which isn't a true shell
at all) provides your otherwise attack-prone utilities with the protection they need. SSH: The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide explains how to use SSH at all levels. In a blended sequence, the book explains what SSH is all about, how it fits into a
larger security scheme, and how to employ it as an everyday user with an SSH client. More technically detailed chapters show how to configure a SSH server--several variants are covered--and how to integrate SSH with non-Unix client platforms.
befits its detail- and variation-rich subject, this book comprises many specialized sections, each dealing with some specific aspect of use or configuration (setting up access control at the account level, for example, or generating keys for a particular
SSH server). The writing is both informative and fun to read; the authors switch back and forth between text and entry-and-response listings from SSH machines. They often run through a half-dozen or more variants on the same command in a few pages,
providing the reader with lots of practical information. The discussion of how SSH fits into a Kerberos Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is great, as is the advice on defeating particular kinds of attacks. --David Wall
Secure Shell (SSH) for installers, administrators, and everyday users
SSH design and operation
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) integration
OpenSSH for Unix
SSH1 and SecureCRT for Microsoft Windows
NiftyTelnet SSH for Mac OS
Secure your computer network with SSH! With transparent, strong encryption, reliable public-key authentication, and a highly
configurable client/server architecture, SSH (Secure Shell) is a popular, robust, TCP/IP-based solution to many network security and privacy concerns. It supports secure remote logins, secure file transfer between computers, 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. SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide covers SSH1, SSH2, and OpenSSH for Unix, plus
Windows and Macintosh products. It shows you how to configure SSH servers and clients, both system-wide and per user; explains advanced key management using agents; and covers installing and maintaining SSH systems (with special tips for large data
centers), forwarding (tunneling) of TCP and X11 applications, undocumented behaviors of popular SSH implementations, and how to troubleshoot a wide variety of common and not-so-common problems.
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