We feel quite handicapped not being able to run commands on our remote Linux server, this is where SSH comes in handy. Applications like the c-panel, give you control but it’s not quite enough to do custom and ad-hoc tasks. The power of Linux comes when you have access to the Shell. The perfect tool: SSH ( Secure SHell) is a protocol that enables us to access the remotely connected Server. It is an essential part of a Linux server and allows you to run commands, transfer files and create VPN over the internet. It provides the perfect control over the server and gives use power of bash shell to handle it remotely. It also allows you to graphical applications, mount drives and share screen remotely. Installation: SSH client comes installed in almost all of the Linux Distributions. SSH server needs to be on your server to make it work. It is really simple to install it on Linux system. There are a number of GUI applications which also provides an interface to it but GUI is not really required. The following provides you commands to install it on Debian-based or RPM-based Linux system. Ubuntu or any Debian-based distribution $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client Redhat or RPM-based distributions # yum -y install openssh-server openssh-clients Starting and stopping ssh service: You might want to turn off your service when you don’t want anyone to login to your...Read More
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My name is Surendra Kumar Anne. I hail from Vijayawada which is cultural capital of south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I am a Linux evangelist who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. At present I work at Bank of America as Sr. Analyst Systems and Administration. You can contact me at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.