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Secure Shell

Document Charter Secure Shell WG (secsh)
Title Secure Shell
Last updated 2006-10-09
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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The goal of the working group is to update and standardize the popular
SSH protocol. SSH provides support for secure remote login, secure file
transfer, and secure TCP/IP and X11 forwardings. It can automatically
encrypt, authenticate, and compress transmitted data. The working
group will attempt to assure that the SSH protocol

o provides strong security against cryptanalysis and protocol

o can work reasonably well without a global key management or
certificate infrastructure,

o can utilize existing certificate infrastructures (e.g., DNSSEC,
SPKI, X.509) when available,

o can be made easy to deploy and take into use,

o requires minimum or no manual interaction from users,

o is reasonably clean and simple to implement.

The resulting protocol will operate over TCP/IP or other reliable but
insecure transport. It is intended to be implemented at the application