From: "Shahed Moolji"
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
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
and use keys rather than passwords, for ssh login auth, but other than
cracking, I am sure that simple ssh access, should not be a very serious
Anyway, can someone please comment on this ?
I am still trying to find a good article which discusses this issue.
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
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