[lug] SSH

Michael Hirsch mhirsch at nubridges.com
Tue Sep 3 13:41:16 MDT 2002

On Tue, 2002-09-03 at 15:00, John Dollison wrote:
> I've never used SSH before, but I just finished installing it and reading as
> much of the help as I could digest.
> I see that various methods of authentication and encryption are supported,
> but I'm a bit confused - if I'm a first-time user and want to connect to a
> web host to upload some files to my new website, is SSH automatically
> secure, or do I first need to configure it (like generating public/private
> key pairs)?

SSh should be secure without any configuration on your part.  You just
enter your password and it is transmitted encrypted.  After you generate
keys you can make it more secure and convenient.


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