Questions about the OpenSSH implementation of the ssh protocol.

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Restricting an SSH/SCP/SFTP user to a directory

Is there a simple way to restrict an SCP/SFTP user to a directory? All methods that I've come across require me to set a chroot jail up by copying binaries, but I don't think that should be necessary.
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options override for openssh client configuration

Since I want to protect my ssh connections, I set some global cipher suite options to restrict set of used algorithms. But recently I've encountered a server which doesn't support some of those ...
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Why am I still being asked for an ssh password when I'm using private key authentication?

I have Linux mint on my pc. I have a public/private key pair to ssh into my router without having to type the password. It works on Windows using putty, but Mint isn't when I run it from terminal. ...
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Installing fail2ban on CentOS 7

I am using @GarethTheRed 's answer to this question to install fail2ban on a remote CentOS 7 server. I am able to complete all the steps up until tail -f /var/log/fail2ban.log, at which point I get ...
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ssh, start a specific shell, and run a command on the remote machine?

I am in a situation where several users are sharing the same user account on a remote machine. I have a "personal" directory where I wrote my own .zshrc file, and I would like to have a way to: ...
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Why are rules not combining in an ssh config file?

It seems like the following would work as expected, i.e., that the second rule, having a hostname that matches the first rule, would apply it. Host *.hostname.com User myuser IdentityFile ~/.ssh/...
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What difference between openssh key and putty key?

I've found that ssh-keygen ("ssh" package) produces different keys from puttygen ("putty" package). If I create public and private keys with ssh-keygen some ssh-servers will not accept my keys. If I ...
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Disable ForwardX11Timeout without ForwardX11Trusted in OpenSSH Client?

By default, recent versions of OpenSSH automatically set ForwardX11Timeout to 20 minutes if you set ForwardX11Trusted to no. This means that 20 minutes after you start your ssh connection, you can't ...
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Can I get SSH to use an askpass program even if it was run from a terminal?

man ssh says: SSH_ASKPASS If ssh needs a passphrase, it will read the passphrase from the current terminal if it was run from a terminal. If ssh does not have a terminal associated with ...
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openSuse, new user cannot login

I am using openSuse 12.3. I have created a new user using: linux-amvn:~ # useradd -m -G users,dev -s /bin/bash -p pass123 harbir-PC The user harbir-PC is not able to login, when I try to log using ...
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Is there a way to run a privileged command upon successful SSH login (not necessarily with shell or PTY)?

I'd like to run a privileged command upon successful SSH logins at the server's end. However, this has to be in the server configuration (sshd_config or anything else that cannot be manipulated or ...
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Printing to a remote network printer over SSH [duplicate]

I want to be able to print to a network printer at home from a remote location. I don't want to open a port on my router. Is it possible to use a SSH tunnel to connect via my home server (Fedora) ...
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Simple jail for user with open-ssh [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restricting an SSH/SCP/SFTP user to a directory Can I confine my users to their /home/%u directory using simply open-ssh configuration? I did the following from what I ...
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SSH key-based authentication: known_hosts vs authorized_keys

I read about setting up ssh keys in Linux and have some questions. Correct me if I'm wrong… Let's say host tr-lgto wants to connect to host tr-mdm using ssh. If we want to be sure that it's the real ...
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What is the point of sshd “UseDNS” option?

I know what it does, but i don't know why. What attack(s) does it prevent ? Is it relevant for all kind of authentication methods ? (hostbased, password, publickey, keyboard-interactive ...)
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Where are my sshd logs?

I can't find my sshd logs in the standard places. What I've tried: Not in /var/log/auth.log Not in /var/log/secure Did a system search for 'auth.log' and found nothing I've set /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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how to connect ssh 'with' specified port?

I know how to connect 'to' a certain port when ssh'ing. ssh user@remotehostip -p XXX but is there a way to establish a ssh 'with' a certain port? I mean, is there a way to specify the port which ...
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Convert OpenSSH private key into SSH2 private key

Is there a way to convert existing pair of OpenSSH keys to the SSH2 (ssh.com format) pair of keys? UPD: since there are some answers about ssh-keygen suddenly appeared, I'll explain where I came ...
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Why doesn't the ssh command follow RFC on URI?

The RFC: Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Scheme for Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and Secure Shell (SSH) presents the SSH URI as: ssh://[<user>[;fingerprint=<host-key ...
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How to exclude from a “Match Group” in SSHD?

There is a Match group in the SSHD config: cat /etc/ssh/sshd_config ... Match Group FOOGROUP ForceCommand /bin/customshell ... There are many users on the machine that are in the "FOOGROUP"...
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Can ssh_config's ProxyCommand run a local command before connecting to a remote machine?

Before I can to connect to a particular remote machine I have to run a certain local command. So instead of ssh me@remote.machine I have to do local_command ssh me@remote.machine I would like to ...
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SSH - How to make X applications run on client?

I have the reverse problem that most people seem to be having. If I start an X application while logged into ssh, it displays on the server(host) machine instead of the client(local). This is the ...
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What are the keys accepted by openSSH?

Question is simple: What are the (private) key types and (their specification - format, syntax) accepted by current openSSH? The vague answer "the keys generated by ssh-keygen" is not accepted - ...
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What is the default idle timeout for OpenSSH?

I can't seem to find an answer to this simple question, which I need for some compliance documentation. On a default install of CentOS 6.5 (OpenSSH 5.3p1-94.el6), after how long of being idle will ...
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check if latest openssh patch provided by RHEL is installed

We have encountered a security threat in one of our RHEL servers which says the SSH server is configured to use Cipher Block Chaining. As far as I know, the RHEL systems provide security updates ...
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ssh-add -D doesn't erase stored keys from the ssh-agent

How come this happens?: stan@tcpc:~/.ssh$ ssh-add -l 8192 e0:45:5e:cc:45:3e:17:2b:a6:54:6f:8d:53:1b:j2:e3 github (RSA) 2048 25:41:53:a6:45:5d:ac:eb:5c:45:f8:ce:42:a9:he:aa BITBUCKET (RSA) stan@tcpc:~/...
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sshd process inoperative

I have an AIX server which suddenly stopped servicing SSH connections. When I try to start the service through startsrc -s sshd it says: 0513-059 The sshd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is ...
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how to escape “\”in ssh-copy-id?

I'm connected to Ubuntu server that is a member of a corporate Active Directory domain via likewise-open. The users are in the form mydomain\myuser. I can connect to it via ssh, escaping the \ with ...
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OpenSSH, chroot user: Root needs to own the user directory, is there any consequence?

I want to create an account for my friend on my computer, but I don't want my friend to be able to view all my files. I saw that with OpenSSH, there is an option for that. Inside the SSHD ...
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How to find out what triggers ssh-askpass prompting for passphrase periodically

I recently deleted the contents of my ~/.ssh directory and generated new keys. They new ones work fine, but every once in a while I am getting a gui dialog titled OpenSHH from asking for the ...
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Use a dynamically obtained hostname with an ssh config entry

Our accounts in our lab are all mounted over NFS and are accessible over all the systems in a subnet. So, effectively we can ssh into any of the machines in the subnet and continue our work. The ...
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Double port forwarding - SSH

NOTE: I'm not explaining why I want to do this. But here is the requirement. There are 4 hosts. Host A, Host B, Host C, Host D Host A is running some application which can be accessed at port 8001 ...
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SSH login not accepted, and no delay between ssh login attempts

When ssh'ing to my server (RaspPi running Arch), it doesn't accept my password (which I'm 98% sure is correct), and the usual delay before Permission denied, please try again. is not there. Elsewise, ...