[linux-elitists] ssh hygiene

Jeremy Zawodny Jeremy@Zawodny.com
Mon Apr 29 23:04:59 PDT 2002

On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 10:51:29PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Should everyone stop using version 1.5 and previous of the ssh
> protocol?

It couldn't hurt.

> When generating keys for SSH version 2 should you pick RSA or DSA?
> Did they ever fix the "rsync over ssh hangs" bug?  I haven't seen it
> in a while but once saw it go away and then come back.

I think so.  I've used various recent versions of ssh and rsync on a
ton of different systems, and they're all good.

> Any compelling reason to use Blowfish instead of triple-DES?

Lower CPU overhead.  When pushing around gigs of data, I've seen major
differences between Blowfish and 3DES.

> If you're going to go somewhere, set up a new account, and log in
> from there to your account back home, it makes sense to have the key
> fingerprints for your known_hosts on a piece of paper in your wallet
> -- right?
> I am no good at either shell scripts or TeX, but will inflict this
> on those of you who are:
> http://zgp.org/~dmarti/warez/ssh-wallet.sh

Heh, nice.

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