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Old 10-14-2003, 11:35 AM   #1
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re: md5 and ssh


Hello All:

I'm using RH 7.3 and would like to know where I can find info on md5 and ssh. If I do a find on the console I don't get any results for md5, but if I do a gui find then I get results.

I'd like to be able to use both of these.

Thanks,

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Old 10-14-2003, 11:50 AM   #2
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What info are you looking for? MD5 in what respect? For MD5 hashed passwords, or taking MD5 sums of files for checksums? SSH'ing into you box or onto others?

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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Well, info in general on both of these (what's a hashed pword?), and specifically:

how to obtain md5 checksum values--command line and otherwise (if possible)
SSH to both my and others box, in addition to the security problem recently announced (was it a buffer overflow?)

Thanks,

ergo_sum
 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:14 PM   #4
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Traditional Unix passwords are encrypted using the crypt function and stored in /etc/passwd or (almost always now) /etc/shadow. The old Unix crypt function isn't too hot by modern standards so some distros use MD5 to process the passwords instead of crypt. To get an MD5 sum of a file you can simply use
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md5sum filename
I would imagine that SSH is already installed on your box however you might want to have a search on rpmfind for the most recently version, as you've already pointed out recently some possibly vulnerabilites were found in SSH. Once you've got it installed then it's as simple as ssh hostname - you can also use sftp and scp for file tranfers too.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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