Novice Setup Guide

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Is there a guide to SSH for a first time user?

I am trying to setup access to my home folder to one particular authorized
user. This user will have privileges to run FTP and HTTP downloads to my

I am running SuSE 8.1 with KDE and Gnome installed.

Is there an easy to use client to setup the required access rights on my
machine? Anyone has a ... for dummies way to do this?

Thanks in advance,


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Yes, Richard Silverman wrote an excellent book with O'Reilly Associates that
should answer all your questions about SSH. There's also a Linux Security
Cookbook from the same company that's pretty good, and may be more useful to

You may also consider using WebDAV over SSL instead of SSH: it's easier to
set up to restrict the user to a single directory, and support for is built
into Windows, Linux, and is available for MacOS.

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Thanks Nico. Very useful sources.

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