"Paramiko" is a combination of the esperanto words for "paranoid" and
"friend". It's a module for Python 2.6+ that implements the SSH2 protocol
for secure (encrypted and authenticated) connections to remote machines.
Unlike SSL (aka TLS), SSH2 protocol does not require hierarchical
certificates signed by a powerful central authority. You may know SSH2 as
the protocol that replaced Telnet and rsh for secure access to remote
shells, but the protocol also includes the ability to open arbitrary
channels to remote services across the encrypted tunnel (this is how SFTP
works, for example).
It is written entirely in Python (no C or platform-dependent code) and is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
The package and its API is fairly well documented in the "doc/" folder that should have come with this archive.
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8.3 9.5 L2 Paramiko VS cryptographycryptography is a package designed to expose cryptographic primitives and recipes to Python developers.
5.3 8.3 L3 Paramiko VS ThemisEasy to use cryptographic framework for data protection: secure messaging with forward secrecy and secure data storage. Has unified APIs across 14 platforms.
A Python wrapper around the OpenSSL library
4.6 6.1 L3 Paramiko VS PyNaclPython binding to the Networking and Cryptography (NaCl) library
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