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SSH and SSL

By ibnerazi ·
I m new to Networking as well as Linux. My question is that, what is diff b/w SSL and SSH???. Well I just know that both are used for encrypted/secure communication. So please do a kind favor, and explain the diff b/w these two tecnologies.

Thanks in anticipation

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ibnerazi

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by Gigelul In reply to SSH and SSL

SSH is more than "encrypted/secure communication", is a tool which give you remote access to a Linux machine. You can use it to open one or more consoles on a remote machine.

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by cpfeiffe In reply to SSH and SSL

As the first answer suggests ssh is more than just encryption. SSH has a suite of tools including the ssh executable (others are scp, sftp, etc.). ssh could be used instead of telnet or rsh or rexex or remsh. sftp replaces ftp. scp replaces rcp. These are all done over the encrypted session.

SSL is simply a method of encryption. SSL is usually tied into web sites (https) or can be used under Citrix and other applications.

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by support In reply to SSH and SSL

for full info and understanding read the following:
http://www.rpatrick.com/tech/ssh-ssl/

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