Doing it all with OpenSSH, part 1

Friday, 30 May 2003, 12:10 PM EST

OpenSSH is an open-source implementation of the secure shell protocol that comes with almost every major Linux distribution. You can run out to www.openssh.org to get the latest and greatest, but you probably already have it on your system. That said, keeping up to date with the latest version of OpenSSH is essential if you want to maintain security. So, if your version of OpenSSH is more than a few months old, you may want to consider checking for an update.

The secure shell is more than a simple way to keep your passwords to yourself. In this series, I take you from the basics through some nifty features that should make you wonder why you use anything else to communicate (well, almost).

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