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[vox-tech] sshd_config and PasswordAuthentication


I have a sveasoft box, and in order to ssh from the sveasoft to a target box, the target box must have PasswordAuthentication yes in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.

I don't understand what that config option actually does. The config file has:

# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here!

Does this mean you can send clear text passwords to login?
Does this mean that when you build a tunnel, passwords are sent clear text to the forwarded app?

Since I'm on Sarge, and debian seems to be security conscious as a default is setting this to "yes" a security risk?

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