--- "Dan Mahoney, System Admin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Sep 2006, backyard wrote: > > > In reality using passwords with SSH kinda defeats > the > > purpose of SSH. > > Keeping passwords from being sent across the network > as cleartext? > > -Dan ssh will encrypt them of course but... the nosey snoop watching over your shoulder can see the keys you type, or the tricky guy that has installed a STDIN monitor hack, or enabling debugging of the console by mistake and having it appear in the syslogs. Using keys means you never have to use a password, other then locking the key. The key should always have a different password from the login. Using keys is the point of SSH so you can eliminate passworded logins making sure no one sees them at all. -brian > > -- > > "Of course she's gonna be upset! You're dealing > with a woman here Dan, > what the hell's wrong with you?" > > -S. Kennedy, 11/11/01 > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"