How many of you noticed below warning message during your attempt to connect remote hosts using SSH
“ Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)! “
If you are the one wondering the meaning of this warning, you should go through this post and understand Solaris Secure Shell.
We all know Secure Shell ( known as SSH) as a remote connectivity program to securely log into a remote machine and execute commands. SSH is a replacement for unsecured remote connectivity utilities like ( telnet, rlogin , rsh ..etc), it basically encrypts the data at source host before initiating the communication between to remote hosts and then decrypt the data back to original form at the destination end.
Solaris Secure Shell is a Oracle Supported version of SSH derived from OpenSSH, and is fully integrated with solaris 9 and later versions ( not available in Solaris 8 and earlier versions).