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Old 08-26-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
Chip Sprague
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NoMachine NX while still requiring key auth for SSH, possible?


Running Ubuntu 10.4
I have been through:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1546856
http://michigantelephone.wordpress.c...kubuntu-linux/

It seems to me that NoMachine NX requires you leave password authentication on for SSH; This way NoMachine can key-authenticate with NoMachine and "ask" ssh if you're who you say you are (user).

My big problem with that is brute force password attacks on SSH.

Should I just deal with it and look in to something like Fail2Ban or is there a better way?

Thanks. Really jammed up here.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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Looking at post #2 in the ubuntuforums link, it looks to me like you can create the key for the user NX and keep the SSH login keys for your user. It has been a while since I have used NX, but I don't recall there being a requirement for leaving password authentication enabled.
 
  


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