April 14, 2017

New Linux SSH Server Shows Off Golang's Infrastructure Power

Gravitational, maker of a software-as-a-service support system built with Kubernetes, has released the latest open source iteration of a key part of that system.

Teleport, an SSH server that provides support teams with a simpler way to remotely manage server clusters, is an example of Google's Go language being used to devise safer but still performant replacements for critical infrastructure. Teleport is a replacement for sshd, the stock Linux server for SSH, and it works with existing OpenSSH clients and servers as-is. Instead of using manual key management, a common SSH headache, Teleport uses OpenSSH certificates stored on the cluster to automatically generate session keys. 

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