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hpr1850 :: 18 - ssh Introduction

ssh is the secure way of connecting to a remote computer. This is an introduction to a mini-series.

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Hosted by Ahuka on 2015-09-04 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In 1995 there was a password-sniffing attack on the network of the University of Helsinki in Finland, and this lead a researcher there, Tatu Ylönen, to create the first SSH implementation. SSH is an acronym for Secure Shell, and expresses the idea that you can securely log in and get a shell on a remote server. This was initially released as free software, but in later versions he took it proprietary. But the developers at OpenBSD decided that a free software implementation was needed, and they created OpenSSH, which is the basis for most implementations today. For more go to



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Comment #1 posted on 2015-09-10 07:04:53 by 0xf10e

portable version of OpenSSH

Actually the portable version of OpenSSH is needed on every platform other than OpenBSD, not just not-unixoid ones ;)

Comment #2 posted on 2015-09-17 12:21:29 by Gabriel Evenfire

This could be a very fruitful series.

ssh is one of those swiss army knives that most people just use for the blade. I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going. There's a lot of potential uses to cover. Klaatu already added an episode talking about ssh_config and there are lots of useful shortcuts one can include from that alone. So, I hope that more people (including you Ahuka) keep this going.

As always, thank you for a great show!

Comment #3 posted on 2015-09-20 23:24:47 by Kevin O'Brien

Thank you

I'm glad you enjoyed this introductory episode. I have recorded and uploaded several more, and I am not done. And Klaatu has also sent in an ssh show, so there is plenty to go around.

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