DES or SSH?

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    DES or SSH?

    Would you use DES for password encryption on your *nix box, or would you upgrade to SSH instead?



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    'Less i'm mistaken they're two different animals doin' two different jobs. i'd encrypt the pwd files with DES. But then, someone else might have a better idea. :question:

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    Ummm... one of the default encyption algorithms in SSH is DES. I think you're confused - they're, at best, separate/different entities.
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    Apples and oranges, you |337 hAX0r, you. Gee silentwhatever, you're batting a thousand tonight, now aren't you?
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    Duh!!!!

    DES is a type of encryption...

    ssh is an application which performs encryption.

    AFAIK, ssh is capable of many different types of encryption including DES, 3DES, MD5, shah1, etc, etc, etc.....

    there is no comparison,

    A simple google search would have yeilded that info for you.

    If you were to ask about 2 different applications or servers which provided encryption, that is a different matter entirely, but you are trying to compare apples and oranges..

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    AFAIK, ssh is capable of many different types of encryption including DES, 3DES, MD5, shah1, etc, etc, etc.....
    This is right, except for MD5 and shah1 which are one way hashing function... wouldn't be very usefull ciphers for this!

    My ssh client (SSH 3.1.1 from SecureShell) supports the following ciphers:
    AES128
    AES192
    AES256
    3DES
    Blowfish
    CAST128
    Twofish128
    Twofish192
    Twofish256
    Arcfour
    DES (Disabled by default cuz proven not so secure nowadays)

    Ammo

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