I heart encryption

Published on December 22nd, 2010 at 8:00 am

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

You need to connect securely from your laptop on a public wireless network to a remote computer at your office. Which of these protocols is commonly used to create an encrypted communication link to another computer?

A) telnet

B) ping

C) ssh

D) netstat

E) My secret Dick Tracy decoder ring

The answer: C) ssh

The secure shell (ssh) protocol is commonly used to encrypt data when working at the command line of a computer.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting Tools.”

There are many network troubleshooting tools available at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use tools such as ping, tracert, nslookup, netstat, and many others.

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