[ILUG-BOM] IPSec / SSH question

Dinesh Joshi dinesh_pro@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Apr 26 20:17:28 IST 2005


>From: "Shahed Moolji" <shahed at enoor.com>

>Hello all,
>
>I am in a situation, where I have a network admin, who has setup VPN access
>to our network, using IPSec.
>
>Now, all I want to be able to do, is use simple ssh, and if need be, tunnel 
>a few
>protocols over it.
>
>I have done some reading up on ssh and IPSec, and see no security risk,
>in using ssh for what I want to do. But the network admin, just does not
>want to open up the ssh port.
>
>I can even try and suggest that he only open the firewall to my fixed IP 
>address,
>and use keys rather than passwords, for ssh login auth, but other than 
>password
>cracking, I am sure that simple ssh access, should not be a very serious 
>security risk.
>
>Anyway, can someone please comment on this ?
>I am still trying to find a good article which discusses this issue.
>
>Thanks
>Shahed

Opening up the ssh port isnt a big security risk. But be sure to keep your 
SSH server/client updated as they are a very good point of attack for a 
cracker.

Regards,
Dinesh.

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