SSH is a protocol for providing an authenticated, integrity protected
and encrypted stream between two end-points. It can optionally
provide compression as well as multiplexing several virtual streams
within a single TCP connection. This multiplexing feature is
particularly useful for "tunneling" other protocols such as the X
A Main focus of the SSH protocol is to provide a transport for remote
login from a client computer system to a server system.
Working Group Summary
There is working group consensus around this set of documents.
These documents were reviewed by Jeffrey I. Schiller for the IESG.