Package talk:OpenSSH

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Passwordless Authentication


on your client run

# ssh-keygen -t rsa

Dialogs will be presented, you can press enter several times to accept defaults.

~/.ssh/ will be generated. Copy or append the contents of this file to the servers ~/.ssh/authorized_keys


Create a user, or select which user the client will be accessing the server as, then place clients file into the users ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

Single Machine Testing

# ssh-keygen -t rsa

Press enter several times to accept default settings.

# cp ~/.ssh/ ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
# ssh localhost

Intrusion Prevention

ssh is a commonly attacked service. Package:Sshguard monitors logs, and black list remote users who have repeatedly failed to login.