H D Moore
secure at SECUREAUSTIN.COM
Sun Jan 30 03:41:55 EST 2000
S Ramakrishnan wrote:
> I would like to use SSH to grant access to a small set of users to a database server.
> While most of these users use a Linux
> box, some use Windows NT.
Well are you more interested in securing the traffic between the users
and the database server, or restricting access to the database?
> Can SSH be used on an NT box?
> Are there sample blusprints to
> get up and started on SSH based
> access control schemes?
If you just want to encrypt the network traffic, you can setup an SSH
tunnel from a machine on the inside network (unix based) to the database
server's tcp port. See the -L and -R options for SSH.
> What underlying security protocol is
> SSH based on?
Public/Private keys (see PGP | PKI).
> Any other information (its implementation)
> greatly appreciated.
Access control to the database itself could be implemented via whatever
host/user/db restrictions the database server has built in. I only have
experience dealing with MySQL, consult the documentation for other
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