Pro OpenSSH

  • 5h 27m
  • Michael Stahnke
  • Apress
  • 2005

SSH, or Secure Shell, is the de facto standard among users and administrators who wish to establish secure communication between disparate networks. This book is authored by a Fortune 100 system administrator, who will provide you with a highly practical reference for configuring and deploying OpenSSH in your own environment.

Some of the topics covered in this book include: OpenSSH installation and configuration, key management, secure logging, client/server architectures, and digital certificates. The author also provides you with complete deployment scenarios that arise daily in enterprise environments, both large and small.

About the Author

Michael Stahnke works as a UNIX Security Administrator at a Fortune 100 company in the Midwest. He has headed implementations of Secure Shell for his corporate IT group and provided consultation and assistance with production rollouts around the globe. Additionally, he has led several studies and projects to improve the security state of his large-scale UNIX/Linux environment, utilizing SSH, mandatory access control, configuration management integration, and automation techniques. When not devoting his time to improving security at work, Michael spends time researching and applying new open source technologies and practices on his ever-changing home network. Michael has also done contract programming to create content management solutions utilizing PHP, Perl, MySQL, and C++. Michael earned a CS degree from Ball State University in 2002. He also recently became a CISSP.

In this Book

  • Legacy Protocols—Why Replace Telnet, FTP, rsh, rcp, and rlogin with SSH?
  • A Quick SSH Implementation
  • The File Structure of OpenSSH
  • The OpenSSH Server
  • The OpenSSH Client
  • Authentication
  • TCP Forwarding
  • Managing Your OpenSSH Environment
  • Scripting with OpenSSH
  • SSH Tectia Server


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