Instrumented SSH

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NERSC recently undertook a project to access and analyze Secure Shell (SSH) related data. This includes authentication data such as user names and key fingerprints, interactive session data such as keystrokes and responses, and information about noninteractive sessions such as commands executed and files transferred. Historically, this data has been inaccessible with traditional network monitoring techniques, but with a modification to the SSH daemon, this data can be passed directly to intrusion detection systems for analysis. The instrumented version of SSH is now running on all NERSC production systems. This paper describes the project, details about how SSH was instrumented, ... continued below

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Campbell, Scott & Campbell, Scott May 27, 2009.

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NERSC recently undertook a project to access and analyze Secure Shell (SSH) related data. This includes authentication data such as user names and key fingerprints, interactive session data such as keystrokes and responses, and information about noninteractive sessions such as commands executed and files transferred. Historically, this data has been inaccessible with traditional network monitoring techniques, but with a modification to the SSH daemon, this data can be passed directly to intrusion detection systems for analysis. The instrumented version of SSH is now running on all NERSC production systems. This paper describes the project, details about how SSH was instrumented, and the initial results of putting this in production.

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  • Report No.: LBNL-1941E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/960441 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 960441
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc930949

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Campbell, Scott & Campbell, Scott. Instrumented SSH, report, May 27, 2009; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc930949/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.