[nycbug-talk] SANS ISC post on SSH

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 13:45:34 EST 2008

On Feb 6, 2008 11:24 AM, Jesse Callaway <bonsaime at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm particularly interested in the authorized_keys file use he
> mentions. I saw this while trying to set up some automated /etc
> backups. I am STILL setting it up because of not being able to rest
> regarding the automation and root access over the net.
> One tricky thing I've thought of, and did implement was when doing
> tarballs over the ssh pipe...
> create a random key, encrypt it with RSA. Then do a block cipher using
> the random key to pipe the tarball. This is just in case somebody
> happens to get my key and password to the key for login... all they'd
> get back is a "stuff this in your pipe and smoke it"
> But locking down the ssh login so that it ONLY does this encrypted
> tarball dance is what I'm really interested in learning at the
> meeting.

I do not know as much about it as I should, but I think kerberos is
worth looking at for this.  At least you would get rid of the root key

> -jesse
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