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Re: cvs w/ ssh&dyn ips

From: Gerhard Sittig
Subject: Re: cvs w/ ssh&dyn ips
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 20:06:57 +0100

On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 09:46 +0000, Jon Wilson wrote:
> You might want to consider setting up sshd to allow RSA
> authorization only, and not fall back to password
> authentication. That really is the most secure.

IMO there's a clear answer to this:  "It depends ..."

RSA authentication is only as secure as your machine (fs) with
the key is.  That's when a manually typed in password might be
more secure than a private key lingering in an open filesystem.
BTW that's exactly the reasoning for PuTTY to *not* support RSA
auth but passwords _only._

But that's completely OT here ...

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