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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 attacks, 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 level.