SSH: The Secure Shell (The Definitive Guide)
Barrett, Silverman, & Byrnes / O’Reilly

About the Authors

Daniel J. Barrett, Ph.D.

Dan Barrett Dan Barrett, Ph.D., has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently a software engineer, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Unix system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist.

Dan has written several other O’Reilly books, including “NetResearch: Finding Information Online” and “Bandits on the Information Superhighway,” as well as monthly columns for Compute! and Keyboard Magazine. He and his family reside in Boston.

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Richard E. Silverman

Richard Silverman Richard Silverman first touched a computer as a college junior in 1986, when he logged into a DEC-20, typed MM to send some mail, and was promptly lost to the world. He eventually resurfaced and discovered he had a career, which was convenient but somewhat disorienting, since he hadn’t really been looking for one. Since earning his B.A. in computer science and M.A. in pure mathematics, Richard has worked in the fields of networking, formal methods in software development, public-key infrastructure, routing security, and Unix systems administration.

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Robert G. Byrnes, Ph.D.

Bob Byrnes Bob Byrnes has been hacking on Unix systems for 20 years, and has been involved with security issues since the original Internet worm was launched from Cornell University, while he was a graduate student and system administrator. He has worked in the fields of networking, telecommunications, distributed computing, financial technology, and condensed matter physics. He is also the founder of Wild Pumpkin Systems, an IT consulting company in Arlington, Massachusetts

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