To make the host-based authentication more secure, you may want to consider the following optional configuration settings:
After this modification the
.rhostsfiles will not be used in host-based authentication.
To force an exact match between the hostname that the client sends to the server and the client's DNS entry, make sure that you have the following definition in your
188.8.131.52 client.example.com client
Even if you are not using
/etc/hostsas your primary resolver, you may need to add entries to it for the client and the server to allow them to resolve each other's fully qualified domain names (if they are not able to do so otherwise).
Please note that when
HostbasedAuthForceClientHostnameDNSMatchis used, host- based authentication through NAT (Network Address Translation)will not work.