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Connecting to other hosts

Posted by Steve on Tue 28 Sep 2004 at 14:08

Traditionally telnet was used to connect to different hosts, for performing remote administration and other tasks.

OpenSSH is the more secure alternative now.

It works in a very similar manner to telnet, but all the traffic between your connection and the host at the far side is encrypted.

OpenSSH is five years old and is very mature.