SSH (Secure Shell) is a tool that enables secure remote login over insecure networks. Unlike Telnet and rlogin, SSH provides an encrypted terminal session. SSH has a strong authentication mechanism for both the server and client that uses public-key cryptography.
Some of the key features of SSH include the following:
Provides different types of user authentication methods
Allows secure passage through firewalls
Allows secure file transfers
Forwards X Windows (X11) connections automatically
In the previous versions of Solaris, you needed to install SSH as a separate package. However, in Solaris 9, SSH is included within the operating environment.
Solaris 9 Secure Shell supports both SSH1 and SSH2 protocols, SSH2 being the more recent version ...