ewan at skynet.ie
Thu Nov 23 17:13:56 GMT 2006
Ewan Oughton B.Sc. Comp Sys
DB / AnonFTP / Orac Root Admin SkyNet
On Thu, 23 Nov 2006, paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Nov 2006, Ewan Oughton wrote:
>> SSH keys on their own are not the magic bullet, but surely passworded-keys
>> are more secure than a password on it's own? Something you have, something
>> you know?
> Sure. But who has the key?
> Also, you're looking at it from POV of a clueful user, not of an admin with
> lusers who wants to protect a specific box. How does the admin (try) apply
> password-strength policies to ssh-key passwords? How can the admin even
> enforce that users protect keys with a password?
You have me there I'll admit, this was from the POV of securing my own box
with known-clueful users.
> Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
> Endless Loop, n.:
> see Loop, Endless.
> Loop, Endless, n.:
> see Endless Loop.
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