[svlug] SSL vs. SSH
step1b at cyberspace.org
Thu Jun 13 22:28:04 PDT 2002
Quoting Ira Abramov (lists-svlug at ira.abramov.org):
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Akbar Ahmed wrote:
> > What are the benefits/drawbacks of using ssh over ssl,
> > or vice versa, when writing client/server apps?
> > When is SSL the better option?
> > When is SSH the better option?
> well, it's not really two apps competing in the same category, as Rob
> put it. encryption can be used for privacy or for authentication and
> trust. SSL is standard for encrypting a single TCP socket connection,
> while optionally authenticating the server's identity by having a
> recocgnixed CA sign his certificate (which in turn includes his host
> key). Uses are in web, mail, and even telnet. as Rob said - an SSL
> connection is just a socket, more or less. It is for privacy and trust,
> while SSH is for privacy and authentication (though it can do trust too
> if you insist)
Okay, does SSH use SSL based sockets or plain sockets?
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