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This review is from: SSH Mastery: OpenSSH, PuTTY, Tunnels and Keys (IT Mastery Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This is not an unbiased review. Michael W. Lucas cites my praise for two of his previous books, and mentions one of my books in his text. I've also stated many times that MWL is my favorite technical author. With that in mind, I am pleased to say that SSH Mastery is another must-have, must-read for anyone working in IT. I imagine that most of us use OpenSSH and/or PuTTY every day, but I am sure each of us will learn something about these tools and the SSH protocol after reading SSH Mastery.
In this short review I'd like to cite a few concepts that MWL helped me better understand. These included: 1) hashing host keys added to known_hosts; 2) forwarding authentication requests to your workstation when connecting from server to server; 3) the variety of port forwarding options and how to configure each in OpenSSH and PuTTY; 4) differences between SSH and TCP keepalives; and 5) key management, especially following a compromise.
For those of you interested in the Kindle version, I bought that edition from Amazon.com and was able to easily read it on my Kindle Touch. As a courtesy MWL mailed me a printed copy of the book, and the presentation is great.
At the very least, SSH Mastery is the sort of book that every new OpenSSH or PuTTY user should receive before using the programs. I look forward to MWL's next books!