secure shell

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Secure Shell definition

operating system
(ssh) A Unix shell program for logging into, and executing commands on, a remote computer. ssh is intended to replace rlogin and rsh, and provide secure encrypted communications between two untrusted hosts over an insecure network. X11 connections and arbitrary TCP/IP ports can also be forwarded over the secure channel.
(http://cs.hut.fi/ssh/).
(1997-01-07)
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