[ISN] The big Hiatus

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The big Hiatus
By Brian Hatch

Summary: Brian take some time off writing about SSH ... to write
about SSH.

Several folks have written in the past few weeks wondering where I've
gone. Here I started a nice SSH thread about SSH 'Bouncing', and
seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth. Some reader's
questions included

  * "Hey, Where'd you go? Did you lose your Internet connection?"
  * "Lemme guess, your dog ate your articles?"
  * "Did you go off and get a job with Microsoft or something?"
  * "Why the huge break in articles - don't tell me you had another

Well, truth be told I was asked by SecurityFocus to write some
articles on one of my favourite topics, SSH. For the last month and a
half I have been writing, just not here -- I simply don't have the
time to do both. Writing for SecurityFocus does have some advantages,
such as

  * Folks to remind me to get my butt in gear and write.
  * An editor who fixes my typos before I publish them.
  * It pays...

That last one is really the biggest one, to be honest. All that baby
food is expensive! And babysitting ain't cheap either. Man, we need
to have our relatives closer, and I never thought I'd say that.

Anyway, just wanted to let'cha all know that I'm alive and well.

If you want to read the SSH articles at SecurityFocus, here are the
links thus far:

  * http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1806 - SSH Host Key
  * http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1810 - SSH User identities
  * http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1812 - SSH and ssh-agent

I'll be writing on this topic for SecurityFocus for a while, so this
list will be rather quiet until I'm done there.

Also, if you're interested, I'll be participating in a Live Chat at
http://www.linuxsecurity.com on December 1st at 4pm EST as they
launch the new version of their website -- I've seen a preview, and
it's quite cool. For more information, go to http://

Brian Hatch is Chief Hacker at Onsight, Inc and author of Hacking
Linux Exposed and Building Linux VPNs. He's totally out of anything
witty to put here, you'll just have to make due on your own. Brian
can be reached at brian at hackinglinuxexposed.com.

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