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What you should know about SSH

Posted By netchild On February 3, 2012 @ 16:38 In Open Source,Review,Software,Tips & Tricks,Userland | 1 Comment

Michael W. Lucas pub­lished his new book “SSH Mas­tery [1]” (no link to an online store, get it from your pre­ferred online or offline one in your part of the world).

Do you think you know a lot about SSH? I thought I did when Michael searched tech­ni­cal proof-readers for this book. I offered to have a look at his work in progress [2] and he gen­tly accepted (while I do not get money [3] for this, I am one of the per­sons he thanks for  the tech­ni­cal review [4] in the begin­ning, so I am involved some­how and as such you should take the fol­low­ing with a grain of salt [5]).

I already had user restric­tions in place before the review, but now I nar­rowed down some restric­tions based upon some con­di­tion­als [6]. I already used SSH tun­nels for var­i­ous things before (where legally applic­a­ble), but I learned some addi­tional VPN tech­niques with SSH. I already used mul­ti­ple ssh-keys for var­i­ous things, but Michael pro­vides some inter­est­ing ways of han­dling a large-volume of ssh-keys over mul­ti­ple machines. … I really hope that my review was as valu­able for Michael, as it was for me to do the review.

He ends the book with “You now know more about SSH, OpenSSH [7] and Putty than the vast major­ity of IT pro­fes­sion­als! Con­grat­u­la­tions”, and this is true, and all that in his writ­ing style where you can come with a prob­lem, read about it, and leave with a solu­tion (nor­mally with a lit­tle bit of enter­tain­ment in between [8]).

I know a lot of peo­ple [9] which work daily with SSH, and they know only a small part of what is pre­sented in this book. In my opin­ion this book is a must-have for every System/Database/Application/Whatever Admin­is­tra­tor in charge of some­thing on an UNIX-like sys­tem, and even “nor­mal users” of SSH (no mat­ter if they use PuTTY, or a ssh com­mand [10] line pro­gram on an UNIX-like sys­tem (most prob­a­bly it will be OpenSSH or a clone of it)) will get some help­ful infor­ma­tion from this book.

I can only rec­om­mend it.

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#1 Comment By Vlad On February 4, 2012 @ 00:14

Know­ing hist writ­ing style and lan­guage from FreeBSD book and PF, it should be a breeze to read!

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[1] SSH Mas­tery: http://www.michaelwlucas.com/nonfiction/ssh-mastery

[2] work in progress: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/tag/work-in-progress/

[3] money: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/category/money/

[4] review: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/category/review/

[5] grain of salt: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/tag/grain-of-salt/

[6] con­di­tion­als: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/tag/conditionals/

[7] OpenSSH: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/tag/openssh/

[8] nor­mally with a lit­tle bit of enter­tain­ment in between: http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/1159

[9] peo­ple: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/tag/people/

[10] ssh com­mand: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/tag/ssh-command/

[11] About: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/about/

[12] Why are game console/TV com­pa­nies not…: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/2011/01/10/why-are-game-consoletv-companies-not-implementing-this/

[13] Addi­tional FEATURE macros on the way: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/2011/02/11/additional-feature-macros-on-the-way/

[14] How to fix FreeBSD for cor­po­ra­tions (and user with…: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/2012/01/18/how-to-fix-freebsd-for-corporations-and-user-with-smaller-installations-the-tools-viewpoint/

[15] A way to encour­age hard­ware com­pa­nies to…: http://www.leidinger.net/blog/2007/01/20/a-way-to-encourage-hardware-companies-to-support-bsd/

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