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Eleven SSH Tricks 01.25.06

Posted by wimac in *nix.
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Run remote GUI applications and tunnel any Net connection securely using a free utility that’s probably already installed on your system.

SSH is the descendant of rsh and rlogin, which are non-encrypted programs for remote shell logins. Rsh and rlogin, like telnet, have a long lineage but now are outdated and insecure. However, these programs evolved a surprising number of nifty features over two decades of UNIX development, and the best of them made their way into SSH. Following are the 11 tricks I have found useful for squeezing the most power out of SSH.

Linux Journal article

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