Re: OT: Safe to access SSH server from work?
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- From: Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 23:09:02 +0100
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On Fri 06 May 2011 at 00:14:36 +0300, George wrote:
> I have a computer at home that I'm doing some research on and I set up
> an SSH server on it so I can access it from other computers at home. I
> haven't opened up the network to the internet yet though, as I'm not
> confident enough that it is safe.
You can be confident that the default Debian install of openssh-server
has a configuration which is very safe. There is nothing for you to do.
> What are the configuration steps that I will need to do on the server
> and the client to be able to work access the computer from my
Use a strong password or ssh keys for access to the server. The question
is whether you trust the machine you use at work.