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Old 12-15-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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How can I test if my SSH is secure


I've just got SSH running for the first time, but I'm not convinced that I have the correct keys installed. I've generated a pair in Putty and copied the public one to my Slack box and entered

ssh-copy-id -i /home/fred/testpub.pub fred@127.0.0.1

When I use putty to connect, the password the linux box asks for is not the one I entered when making the putty pair, but fred's one from the linux box. I think I'm just confused as to what keys to use where. Is there a good tutorial anyone can recommend for SSH.

Also, is there a way of checking how secure my connection is? It's a bit of blind faith, at the moment, that the whole thing is working correctly. I would rather set a tool onto it that could tell me if my transmissions were secure or not.

Thanks
 
Old 12-15-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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Is there a good tutorial anyone can recommend for SSH.
Ask an ye shall receive:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=79

Also, is there a way of checking how secure my connection is? It's a bit of blind faith, at the moment, that the whole thing is working correctly. I would rather set a tool onto it that could tell me if my transmissions were secure or not.
Don't know of anything specifically designed for SSH, but I know nessus performs some SSH tests. In general though, if you disallow root logins and only use SSH protocol version 2, then you should be in good shape.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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Perfect thanks Capt_Caveman
 
  


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