SSH usernames

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mathcolo, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    Simple question that I cannot find the answer to:

    When you login to a server using SSH, is the username sent encrypted or is it sent in the clear?

    I googled and couldn't find the answer... :confused:
  2. manowarwi macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    It is my understanding (I don't want to say its a fact) that the first step of SSH is establishing the encryption (Public Keys, Private Keys, RSA, etc) and then the username and password is sent encrypted.

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