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I am connecting through a ssh/sftp connection to a server from a win7 PC through bitwise tunneller software. I would like to know how safe is this connection , any ...
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- 07-08-2011 #1
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- Jul 2011
I am connecting through a ssh/sftp connection to a server from a win7 PC through bitwise tunneller software.
I would like to know how safe is this connection , any software that are better than this one.
any guidance to set the safety of data through this type of connection
- 07-08-2011 #2
every system is as weak as its weakest component
your entire connection is as secure as your WIN7 PC
including zero-day virus/malware
since 13 yrs i use strictly linux on both ends (my servers and my mobile workstation) and WIN OS only for dual boot without ANY server access nor email access at all.
- 07-12-2011 #3
I used SSH (from Linux to Linux) all last semester and it was awesome, fast, and secure. I would say you don't really need different software but if security is a concern I would worry more about how you are authenticating to the remote server. I set up public key authentication for my server off-line and created a lovely icon on my panel. I literally click the terminal button and I am presented with a lovely prompt. I can provide some rough instructions of what I did if you like too..
Definitely check out how to set up public-key authenticate, definitely worth it!
- 07-13-2011 #4
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- Jul 2011
thanks @sjs06007! can U please help me out in this regard!!
- 07-13-2011 #5
Again, this is Linux to Linux and I have not tested any of this on a Windows host because... well.. you know
To automate SSH access you can add a new application to your GNOME panel:
gnome-terminal -e "ssh -v <username>@<host>"
(local) ssh-keygen -t rsa (remote) mkdir ~/.ssh (local) cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh <user>@<host> 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'
(local) exec ssh-agent $SHELL (local) ssh-add
- 07-13-2011 #6
I use Ubuntu on my computers and I recall referencing the following site:
This explains more of what is going on behind the scenes.