securing sshd

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Sat Mar 20 17:06:36 UTC 2010

On 20/03/10 17:14, Jerry wrote:

> Seriously, disabling password log-ins and using key authentication is
> extremely secure. Do make sure that you password protect your keys
> however. In any event, if you laptop or whatever is stolen, you have
> more than just one problem to contend with anyway.

I don't doubt that it is much harder to brute force a key than a 
password. I simply say that it is not always practical. Anyone stealing 
or finding your usb or laptop will likely not be too interested in your 

But, now you have to carry the key and protect it. If you travel a lot, 
and travel light, you bring just a usb stick which is easily lost, and 
being without access for months is not fun.

BR, Erik
Erik Nørgaard
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