SSH: The Secure Shell (The Definitive Guide)
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SSH: The Secure Shell
The Definitive Guide

by Daniel J. Barrett, Ph. D., Richard E. Silverman, and Robert G. Byrnes.

This site is operated by the authors of the O’Reilly book on SSH. The first edition was published in February of 2001, by Dan Barrett and Richard Silverman. Joined by Robert Byrnes, we completed the second edition in May of 2005.

We have also written O’Reilly’s Linux Security Cookbook.

What is SSH?

SSH is a tool for secure remote login over insecure networks. It provides an encrypted terminal session with strong authentication of both the server and client, using public-key cryptography. Features include: SSH is based on IETF standard protocols.