Pro OpenSSH

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Legacy Protocols: Why Replace Telnet, FTP, rsh, rcp, and rlogin with SSH?
  2. A Quick SSH Implementation
  3. The File Structure of OpenSSH
  4. The OpenSSH Server
  5. The OpenSSH Client
  6. Authentication
  7. Advanced Topics
  8. TCP Forwarding
  9. Managing Your OpenSSH Environment
  10. Scripting with OpenSSH
  11. SSH Tectia Server
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Meet the Author

Michael Stahnke works as a Unix security administrator at a Fortune 100 company in the Midwest. He has headed implementation of Secure Shell for his corporate IT group and assisted with global production rollouts. Additionally, he has led several studies and projects to improve the security state of his large-scale UNIX/Linux environment. When not devoting his time to improving security at work, Michael spends time researching and applying new open-source technologies and practices. Michael has also done contract programming to create content management solutions utilizing PHP, Perl, MySQL and C++.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Legacy protocols : why replace Telnet, FTP, rsh, rcp, and rlogin with SSH? 3
Ch. 2 A quick SSH implementation 17
Ch. 3 The file structure of OpenSSH 37
Ch. 4 The OpenSSH server 47
Ch. 5 The OpenSSH client 69
Ch. 6 Authentication 113
Ch. 7 TCP forwarding 147
Ch. 8 Managing your OpenSSH environment 165
Ch. 9 Scripting with OpenSSH 201
Ch. 10 SSH Tectia server 227
App. A SSH client alternatives 241
App. B OpenSSH on Windows 263
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