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Re: ssh tutorial



On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 23:39 -0700, gmspro wrote:
> Would anyone tell how to use ssh command in brief?
> 

Cris gave a great explanation.  and looking at the man page is also a
must.

In practical terms ssh replaces telnet so that your computer to computer
connections can be accomplished with encrypted tcp/ip packets.  You can
establish computer to computer connections with telnet, but it does not
customarily encrypt which means the content of your connection can be
sniffed and understood by someone monitoring your network.  ssh prevents
the sniffer from understanding what is being sent from computer to
computer.  

Because ssh is so much better than telnet, telnet servers are usually
turned off and not used. 

Greg


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