froscon2009 - 1.0

Free and Open Source Software Conference

Machtelt Garrels
Day Day 1 (2009-08-22)
Room C115/Workshop
Start time 13:30
Duration 02:00
ID 342
Event type Workshop
Track Security
Language used for presentation English

Workshop OpenSSH

Tips and tricks

OpenSSH is a tool most of us (should) use everyday, yet most users don't know half of the possibilities of this versatile piece of software. In this workshop we will get our hands on OpenSSH keys, agents, portforwarding and more.

For those who haven't got a clue yet, we will first discuss general client and server configuration. Then we'll start on the usefull stuff: activating and using the OpenSSH agent, tuning the configuration of your client and server, specifying different configurations for different destinations. Then we start on the fun stuff: using OpenSSH to overcome such problems as logging in on application servers that only accept connections from localhost for use of the installed applications, circumventing restrictive environments, VPN with OpenSSH and so on. Attendees will be able to experience real-live situations by means of a setup with different computers on which they can test all of the above.