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    How does ssh work

    How does ssh work?

    I know that it's a "set of computer programs providing encrypted communication sessions over a computer network using the SSH protocol."


    But I am looking for deeper technical information on the internals, including some information on the key exchange and encryption protocols.


    I am not looking for a list of the features, that is easy to find.

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    Re: How does ssh work

    There's some good info here:
    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSSH

    Also for the full specification you can go to the Open SSH web site:
    http://www.openssh.org/specs.html
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    Re: How does ssh work

    Hi piriton.

    For a deeper description of the SSH protocol, you can go to the OpenSSH project home page. There you can find the SSH protocol specifications.

    Another step would be to read and analyse the source code itself which can be obtain either on the same site, or at http://packages.ubuntu.com/ (for the specific version that you may be using).

    I hope that helps.
    Regards.

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    Re: How does ssh work

    It is all in the Snail book:
    http://www.snailbook.com/

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