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Old 08-20-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Are ssh and secure connection the same thing?

Hello i don't thing i need ssh daemon running to my sys. because the only thing I do in internet is surfing,e-mail,and download.Are the certificates from several domain that say "you are about connect through secure connection" use ssh .Is ssh sending crypted my data to internet or does it help ?

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Old 08-20-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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SSH is an example of a secure connection (a secure replacement for telnet/rlogin). It uses some of the same mechanisms for encryption that secure Web connections do, but it does not provide secure Web connections (unless you use tunneling, which you don't). If you don't login remotely to your machine then you can safely disable SSH, which wouldn't be a bad idea from a security standpoint.
Old 08-20-2006, 06:43 PM   #3
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btmiller might have forgotten to mention, so I hope it's okay with
him if I had this one little tidbit.

Those web pages are using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and SSH
stands for Secure Shell. You can read about both at Wikipedia.
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thank you both for the replies.If there weren't persons like you this community would
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