June 16, 2009

Creating Secure Tunnels With ssh

Article Source Linux Journal
June 16, 2009, 2:49 pm

If you manage remote servers or if you have more than one computer you most likely have used the ssh command. A simple description of ssh is that it's a secure version of telnet, but that's like saying a Porsche is a just a better version of a Volkswagen bug.

Amoung other things, the ssh command allows you to setup secure tunnels to remote computers. One example of creating a tunnel that I use often is to use phpmyadmin to look at the database on a remote server without having to have phpmyadmin actually installed on the remote server...