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I have a Linux server and I want to connect to it with a remote computer, how can I put a password for more security please?

I use netcat to connect to my server ! thanks a lot ...

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Sad to say, you're unaware of how TCP/IP works. What you are asking for is impossible without writing your own custom stack. – Wesley Aug 8 '12 at 19:50


  • SSH tunnel. can add authentication and confidentiality to a communications protocol that lacks either.

  • socat - A sufficiently clever person can use socat to "wrap" some existing service and add prompting for a password.

  • scp - To move files securely I'd use secure-copy

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thanks but I want just to open a port and connect to it via password. – Sam Aug 8 '12 at 19:00
Your use case may be too vague to answer. Maybe you can update the Q and elaborate a bit - what's listening at the server end? – RedGrittyBrick Aug 8 '12 at 19:05
Actually I'm an owner of a linux server and, we have some files that must be copy on it from the different locations,I opened a port on it and it works very well , but it's not secure, because via a simple port scanner the hackers can be access on it :( – Sam Aug 8 '12 at 19:09
What service is listening on that port? – RedGrittyBrick Aug 8 '12 at 19:17
@MikeRedford as RedGrittyBrick alludes to, you can't just "open a port" - something has to be listening there. That "something" (FTP server? SSH server? rsync server? Web server?) should be what asks the user for a password, checks it against an authorized access list, etc... – voretaq7 Aug 8 '12 at 19:54

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