LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Password
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
cccc
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Debian Squeeze / Wheezy
Posts: 1,613

Rep: Reputation: 47
SSH vs. IPSEC and Kerberos


Hi

I'm looking for a most possible, secure solution to transfer data using rsync over Internet between 2 linux server.
I have 3 option: SSH, IPSEC and Kerberos.
Which one in your opinion should be most secure solution?
 
Old 01-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
GooseYArd
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Location: Reston, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, RHEL
Posts: 183

Rep: Reputation: 46
ssh takes about 5 minutes to configure and is trivial to use with rsync. unless you already have ipsec configured, its going to be a lot of work.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
snydergc
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 1
IPsec

In my opinion IPsec is the most secure protocol over SSL and Kerberos and does not have to be hard to install. It often gets a bad rap because it does have the better security and hence more options as more secure algorithms are implemented.
 
0 members found this post helpful.
Old 01-04-2010, 11:40 AM   #4
Matir
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 118Reputation: 118
Kerberos doesn't provide any amount of security for data transfer. It's merely an authentication and authorization system. SSH and IPSec are based on the same encryption algorithms and thus (in general) offer the same level of security. IPSec is more complicated, requires kernel-level support, and has issues traversing some cheaper routers.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ssh + kerberos... less secure? genmaicha Linux - Security 3 11-25-2009 12:16 PM
Kerberos and SSH ceph Linux - Server 0 08-03-2009 11:28 AM
Kerberos and SSH l0rddarkf0rce Linux - Server 0 10-26-2008 04:50 PM
SSH and Kerberos l0rddarkf0rce Ubuntu 0 10-26-2008 02:30 AM
Difference between IPSec and SSH? eagle683 Linux - Newbie 1 06-14-2005 05:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration