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Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 18. OpenSSH: Secure Network Communication

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OpenSSH is a suite of secure network connectivity tools that replaces telnet, rcp, rsh/rshd, rlogin/rlogind, and ftp/ftpd. Unlike the tools it replaces, OpenSSH tools encrypt all traffic, including passwords. In this way they thwart malicious users who would eavesdrop, hijack connections, and steal passwords.

This chapter covers the following OpenSSH tools:

  • scpCopies files to/from another system

  • sftpCopies files to/from other systems (a secure ...

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