RFC 4256

Generic Message Exchange Authentication for the Secure Shell Protocol (SSH), January 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4256.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
F. Cusack
M. Forssen
Stream:
IETF
Source:
secsh (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4256

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Abstract

The Secure Shell Protocol (SSH) is a protocol for secure remote login and other secure network services over an insecure network. This document describes a general purpose authentication method for the SSH protocol, suitable for interactive authentications where the authentication data should be entered via a keyboard (or equivalent alphanumeric input device). The major goal of this method is to allow the SSH client to support a whole class of authentication mechanism(s) without knowing the specifics of the actual authentication mechanism(s). [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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