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Old 10-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
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SSH Security and keys

Just was wondering if anyone could help me out. I'd like to allow some people to SSH into my machine but obviously not just anyone. I remember some time ago my friend had it setup so I could use putty and ssh into his box, however I needed a special key file else it wouldn't work.

I tried messing with it a sec ago. I downloaded putty-tools to build a putty keyfile but I really have no idea what I'm doing.

Has anyone ever done this before? If so please could you help me?
Old 10-08-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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this is what user accounts are for! just make them each an account and give them a password....

are they sshing from windows or *nix machines? if they're coming from a 'nix environment, then ssh keys are pretty easy. dunno know much about putty and windows side of things though.
Old 10-08-2004, 02:15 PM   #3
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Here is a good link that I used when I was setting up and securing OpenSSH on my servers.


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