SSH Tutorial for Linux

Posted by tadelste on Mar 3, 2006 6:10 PM EDT
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There are a couple of ways that you can access a shell remotely on most Linux/Unix systems. One of the older ways is to use the telnet program, which is available on most network capable operating systems. Accessing a shell account through telnet method though poses a danger in that everything that you send or receive over that telnet session is visible in plain text on your local network, and the local network of the machine you are connecting to. So anyone who can "sniff" the connection inbetween can see your username, password, email that you read and commands that you run. For these reasons you need a more sophisticated program to connect to a remote host.

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