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Re: ssh clarification needed



On Sunday 04 January 2009 11:40:54 Frank Murphy wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I frequently use ssh+keys to do yum updates on my server, but I've not
> > used it on other parts of the LAN.  Now I want to, and I realise that I'm
> > not clear on one very important point.
> >
> > Is a ssh key specific to a computer, or to a user?  That is, does my key
> > pertain to any box on the lan, as long as I'm the user?  Or is it machine
> > specific - in which case I would think that every user would have the
> > same key, which seems unlikely.  Then again, is it a combination of user
> > and computer, in which case every user needs a specific key on every box
> > he uses (assuming that he may want to ssh to other boxes).
> >
> > I suspect that the last case is the correct one, but I want to be sure.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Anne
>
> Also lookup up fail2ban, in case your ssh server is open to the world.
>
I already use that on my server, Frank.

Anne

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