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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