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Re: [vox-tech] sshd_config and PasswordAuthentication
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Re: [vox-tech] sshd_config and PasswordAuthentication

Karsten M. Self wrote:
on Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 07:43:52AM -0700, Henry House (hajhouse@houseag.com) wrote:

P? 2005-07-07, skrev Jay Strauss:


I have a sveasoft box, and in order to ssh from the sveasoft to a target box, the target box must have PasswordAuthentication yes in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.

I don't understand what that config option actually does. The config file has:

# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here!

Does this mean you can send clear text passwords to login?
Does this mean that when you build a tunnel, passwords are sent clear text to the forwarded app?

The curious can read the SSH protocols here:


...which I've done. I've been using SSH for years, but only understand
some parts of it vaguely.



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Thanks Karsten. It's a long email it's going to take me a bit to figure out how this impacts me

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