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 Re: Why not SSH?
Author: Decibel 
Date:   16-11-01 23:47

There are some situations that are easier to handle with SSL. For one thing, SSH requires you to have an account on the remote machine, while SSL doesn't. This makes SSL excellent for things such as a secured IRC network (some irc servers, such as Unreal, allow for SSL connections).

SSL is also often a better choice for automated scripts. To automatically connect to something with SSH, you need to code a password into a script, or use a passphraseless RSA or DSA key. Both of these solutions can dramatically increase your exposure unless you go to great lengths to lock down the account that SSH is using. SSL doesn't suffer from any of these shortcommings.

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 Why not SSH?   new
Ben Goren 16-11-01 21:17 
 Re: Why not SSH?   new
Decibel 16-11-01 23:47 
 Re: Why not SSH?   new
Chris 17-11-01 15:34 

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