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
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.
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!
thanks @sjs06007! can U please help me out in this regard!!
Again, this is Linux to Linux and I have not tested any of this on a Windows host because... well.. you know :lol:
To automate SSH access you can add a new application to your GNOME panel:
To set this up without passwords you can do the following:
gnome-terminal -e "ssh -v <username>@<host>"
Then, create identities for your keys so you don't have to type in your passwords every time:
(local) ssh-keygen -t rsa
(remote) mkdir ~/.ssh
(local) cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh <user>@<host> 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'
Of course, for other options and settings check out the man pages for the instructions above. Maybe something might be more appropriate for your needs.
(local) exec ssh-agent $SHELL
I use Ubuntu on my computers and I recall referencing the following site:
This explains more of what is going on behind the scenes.