[TAG] Question about restricting SSH access and open access to a specific computer
Ramon van Alteren
ramon at vanalteren.nl
Tue Jan 17 00:33:41 MSK 2006
Suramya Tomar wrote:
> I have a question for you regarding restricting access to my computer.
> I am running a Debian system and have SSH (OpenSSH_4.2p1) running. I
> use IPtables to restrict SSH access to a selected set of IP's.
> Now the problem I am facing is that while I am in India my public IP
> changes at random intervals so every day or so I have to login to my
> server via another system who's IP thankfully doesn't change and give
> my public IP access to that system. While this is not a big deal its
> still a pain to do.
> Now I don't want to open access to the entire C network for my IP in
> India but want to make my life easier. So was wondering if there was
> some other way of limiting access that limited access to a specific IP
> set but also let me authenticate using a token or something?
I usually open access to the world on my servers, but disallow password
logins and root logins
A good tutorial on private/public key authentification & ssh is here:
It's a little bit gentoo specific but shouldn't be a lot of work to
install keychain on another linux distro.
Keychain is not mandatory BTW to use public/private key authentification
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