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From: "Timothy A. Holmes" <tholmes@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] SSH + Keys
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 14:37:23
Message-Id: 17CD9CE4C0FA574A8B29EF02D49B385D0F52A0@srvexch-01.mcaschool.local
1 Good Morning Folks:
3 I have been doing some reading over the last day or two about a SSH bot
4 attack that is occurring in some places. I will be the first to admit
5 that I have been a bit lax with my ssh security (allowing root logins
6 etc). This problem has inspired me to get things cleaned up, and flying
7 right again. I have already modified my ssh config to prevent root
8 logins via ssh, so that hole is closed. In talking to a friend
9 yesterday, he suggested using key based authentication to further
10 protect my servers, which sounds like a great idea. The problem is that
11 I have no idea how to set it up. A google search turned up the Gentoo
12 pages on keychain, which does not sound exactly like what he was talking
13 about (he mentioned a key carried on a JUMP drive (usb stick))
15 I am using gentoo (and fedora (soon to be converted) servers) and PUTTY.
16 If someone can offer suggestions, or point me in the right direction, I
17 would be most appreciative.
19 Timothy A. Holmes
20 IT Manager / Network Admin / Web Master / Computer Teacher
22 Medina Christian Academy
23 A Higher Standard...
25 Jeremiah 33:3
26 Jeremiah 29:11
27 Esther 4:14
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Re: [gentoo-user] SSH + Keys John Jolet <john@×××××.net>