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This coming Saturday July 7th Linuxfest Meeting

From: Wayne S.
Sent on: Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:27 PM

Many of you have already signed up for this event.  Thought I would send this out in case it was missed the first time.

- Wayne Schneidman


Saturday, July 7th, 10 am

Dan and Ada Rice Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology
201 E Loop Rd
Room 103
Wheaton, IL

OpenSSH Tips and Tricks Super Session
Presentation by Erik Johnson

For any of you who have wondered about the technicalities necessary to setup secure access connections to your Linux computer remotely over the internet, either for file transfers, direct access or even remote desktop with secure authentication, this is the session for you.  The presentation is about all the cool things you can do with OpenSSH, a software suite which provides secure communications between two networked computers. This session will provide the information you need to operate on the command line to configure secure remote access.

The presentation will cover the following:

1) Forwarding an SSH connection through a router
2) Basic security tips
3) Key-based authentication
4) SSH tunneling
5) Secure Remote Desktop
6) Using ~/.ssh/config to simplify connecting
7) Running graphical applications remotely using X11 forwarding
8) Using OpenSSH as a secure web proxy
9) Setting up chrooted SFTP for secure file sharing


Erik Johnson profile:

Linux/Solaris sysadmin. First started tinkering with Linux in college, and I've run it pretty much exclusively for most of the last decade. Member of a couple other LUGs but none that are anywhere close to where I live, so I started one myself. :)

Been using Linux since 1999.  Started with Slackware 4 back in college. Used Slackware up through version 10 or so. Switched to Fedora for a while, then moved to Fedora Core/Fedora before trying (and loving) Arch Linux about 3 years ago. For work use: Kubuntu for a while, mostly because they had discs lying around at work, but also because they were still using KDE3. Then briefly Fedora, before switching to Arch. I run Arch on all my machines now.

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