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SSH Keys and auto-login

If you look around on the web, most descriptions of how to get SSH Keys setup are really verbose, and in particular, assume you know everything about everything… This is typically NOT the case.

I’m going to attempt to explain how to automatically log in from one PC to another with SSH client and server, and on windows using PuTTY and puttygen.exe.

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Setting up an SSH Tunnel as a Proxy

There are 2 primary reasons you would want to SSH Tunnel:

  • You are being blocked by a proxy at work, university, or some other controlled network.
  • You want increased security over the wire.

When setting up an ssh tunnel, you’re merely routing traffic through a specific address and port. Seems pretty simple, and it really is, but you need to understand each part individually.

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