Solved

Question about the use of ciphers in ssh in linux

Posted on 2015-01-20
1
182 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-23
I have noticed that sometimes linux admins take the cipher list from the ssh_config and copy it into the sshd_config on their systems. Is this done in order to enforce a particular encryption algorithm or for some other purpose? And what is the effect of doing this on client-based sftp sessions?
0
Comment
Question by:corgano
1 Comment
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
savone earned 500 total points
ID: 40559567
If you place certain ciphers in your SSHD config, you are telling the SSH daemon to only allow the connecting clients to use those ciphers when connecting.

This is usually done for security purposes to allow only strong ciphers.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
Did you know that more than 4 billion data records have been recorded as lost or stolen since 2013? It was a staggering number brought to our attention during last week’s ManageEngine webinar, where attendees received a comprehensive look at the ma…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question