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    IPSEC vs. SSH

    Hi

    I'm was given the task of making the comperison between setting up and distributed network using IPSEC and ssh (in reguard to tunnels and tunneling other communications in them). Anyone can give me pointers?

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    IPSEC: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...214037,00.html

    SSH: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...214091,00.html

    IPsec is primarily for protecting the entire network where ssh is used for individual user authentication and protection. So really if you were looking to implement it, it would depend on your security needs.

    So if you were running a SQL database and wanted to protect it you would want to use IPSec as it would protect the queries to it. Same as if you were running a http site on your intranet. Ultimately they are 2 different technologies and need to be applied appropriately dependent upon your needs.


    PS: you may want to check up on google for running them in different scenarios to further your project
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    IPSec = Network layer tunneling with encryption
    SSH = Transport layer tunneling with encryption.

    Also, SSH can only tunnel tcp connections.
    You could also not tunnel an RPC based protocol (at least not easily) with ssh as there are multiple dynamic ports involved....
    And many others...


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    Well somebody cross-posted to misc@openbsd

    (You actually got an answer from an ex-collegue of mine ...!)


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