Secure Shell (SSH) is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two computers. SSH is typically used to log into a remote machine and execute commands, but it also supports tunneling, forwarding arbitrary TCP ports and X11 connections; it can transfer files using the associated SFTP or SCP protocols.
This article will show you how to setup SSH to remotely administer a Linux box.
To connect to the remote machine, type in ssh server from a terminal window. Replace server with the name or IP of the target machine. This section will describe how to use PuTTY, a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32, to connect to an SSH server from Windows.
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Posted on 4/26/2008 and last updated on 11/6/2009
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