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Greg's Tech blog

SSH private key login

Tuesday 31 of October, 2006

I wanted to configure sshd so that I could login without a password. I found a brief article at thinkholelabs (cache). While it has some other problems, the tutorial for authorized keys worked well.

After making this all work, I disallowed password logins using:

PasswordAuthentication no

The next thing is to enable some type of port knocking process.
Found this site (cache), and this DenyHosts script (cache) seems promising, but no time now.