SSH: Secure Communications
The Secure Shell (provided by the ssh
package) provides a
secure mechanism for communicating with remote hosts on a network.
Unlike traditional tools such as rsh, rcp,
rlogin, telnet, and ftp,
ssh encrypts all communications, including passwords,
reducing the opportunity for inappropriate interception. It can also
be used to encrypt your pop (email) communications and
protect you from DNS and IP spoofing where remote machines pretend to
be genuine machines that you are wanting to connect to.
Implementations of ssh
exist for most of the major
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