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4.0 out of 5 stars
Clear,detailed although an understanding of TCP/IP is needed, 16 April 2001
Continuing in the tradition of O'Reilly books, the clarity of explaination is excellent and the chapter progression is well laid out so that the topics naturally follow each other. The authors expound on ssh1, ssh1 and OpenSSH flavours which means whilst there is some redundant detail, they dont miss out on the differences between the install and running of the various versions.
The chapters on port/X11 forwarding are kept towards the end of the book so as not to frighten casual users, but the concepts are well explained with good diagrams although without a practical understanding of TCP/IP much of the content will go over peoples heads.
Misses out on one star for not showing enough humour to lighten what can at times be a dry topic (think Camel book!), and for not having details on Putty (a great,little,free Windows SSH implentation) in its Appendix.