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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
fedoralinuxjunkie
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A couple questions about SSH...


Hey everyone. I was reading somewhere about being able to tunnel your TCP/IP connection through an SSH server. I have 2 questions about this:

1. Can I run the server on the computer I'm currently on, and still encrypt it and have it be secured?
and 2. If I can do that, how would I go about doing it?

Thanks for the help
 
Old 10-07-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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Be a bit more specific. Do you want to access a shell on the foreign host, or transfer files, or access another service?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 12:12 AM   #3
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Im not sure that ssh is what you are looking for. The ssh server allows you to redirect other ports via the ssh port connection, but this is about controlling how packets flow between the client and the server.

It has useful purposes, such as securing traffic between the client and the server, and providing a way to get around firewalls by using a server outside the firewall.

But this isn't particularly useful if the server is on the same machine.

You cannot secure a http connection if you don't have some control over the software at the other end. That is why there are protocols like https.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 02:50 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fedoralinuxjunkie View Post
Hey everyone. I was reading somewhere about being able to tunnel your TCP/IP connection through an SSH server. I have 2 questions about this:

1. Can I run the server on the computer I'm currently on, and still encrypt it and have it be secured?
and 2. If I can do that, how would I go about doing it?

Thanks for the help
Here is my article on this subject:

Secure Shell Fun and Games

The article walks you through the entire process.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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Thanks lutusp, that's what I was looking for
 
  


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