Posted on 2002-07-03
1)what tool/package should i use in order to get my RSA PUBLIC/PRIVATE KEYS? i only know how to generate a pair of public/private keys using GnuPG, but don't know if they are RSA keys...
this question was in the other post but hasn't been answered...
2) "You might try to "up" the number of key bits somewhat in /etc/ssh/sshd.conf (if your "server side" is linux/OpenSSH)."
unfortunately i don't have control over that "server side".
i remember that if i encrypt a file using gpg by 1024bits, it would be theoretically impossible to decrypt it(or way too expensive). so compared with that, how robust is ssh(as a secured terminal)?
3) regarding putty configuration:
"prefered ssh protocol version"---should i choose 1 or 2?
"enable compression"---should i tick it for more security?
"prefered encryption algorithm"---which one can give me higher security? 3DES, blowfish or DES?
and i just can't make the fonts bigger. nor can i change the background/foreground color... argh!
(btw, can you tell me your email address? all the posts are in plain texts and there's no security at all. so maybe i should ssh and then email you from a shell account)