SSH (Secure SHell) is a protocol for running commands on a remote computer.

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Perpetual SSH connnection security and practical implications

I have used the linux desktop for many years, but I rarely get into its networking aspects. I run a personal fileserver (primarily running owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04), and to perform regular ...
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keep getting broken pipe when ssh

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS with two machines. When I ssh into the remote machine, I keep getting pipe broken after une minute or two, and in my ssh client I set up the keepalive already. What could it ...
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Run windows local program from remote linux

I'm trying to run a python script on a remote linux machine accessed by SSH from my local Windows machine. The script contains a loop where for all files in a directory it's going to go to a certain ...
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Automating setup of the SSH tunnel

I need to frequently login to many machines but I can only login to them from a proxy machine or using an SSH tunnel (by tunneling through that proxy machine). The problem is that I cannot use ...
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tmux / screen ctrl+arrow (left right) doesn't work on SSH

I've configured tmux to skip words on Ctrl+right / left : set-window-option -g xterm-keys on It works just fine, but as I do SSH, it doesn't work and prints ;5D or ;5C.. The same issue occurred ...
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How to switch user with pre-configured credentials in SSH Terminal after logging in as standard user

I was wondering how to execute a command file where: After logging in as a standard user, I want to switch user to "username" with password being "password", I can successfully execute the command.txt ...
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ssh connection to gitlab fails behind home router, but https works most of the time

I am trying to connect to my repository on gitlab.com. It used to work on my laptop both when I was at home and when I was at work. I was using ssh and had added the ssh keys to gitlab. Suddenly ...
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Solution for private keys on a remote machine?

I have to manage several servers, with services that can be cron, and integration jobs, deployments, backups. The common thing with all of these, is that they sometimes require access to other ...
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File transfers with SSH and switch-user

Have a situation that SCP and SFTP wouldn't work for. I've RTFM for SSH, but can't find what I'm looking for. The scenario is that in order to transfer files to the server, I first SCP them into a ...
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SSH Password less while using a service account with “ -i interactive mode”

I have a problem with my "service account". When I log into my service account sudo rootsh -i -u groot I am prompted for the service account password when I try to ssh to another app server. I have ...
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providing password to ssh [duplicate]

The situation: I have an IP : 192.168.1.1 $IP username : root (or whatever) $USER and a passwd: foo $PASSWD Is there a way to give $PASSWD to ssh ? like PASSWORD_VAR=$PASSWD ssh -l $USER $IP ...
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Throttle accounts after failed SSH login attempts

I have to set up a server that will allow remote logins. Obviously security is an issue. In this first pass we are discussing:- Locking a person for 15 minutes if they fail to login correctly three ...
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Is it possible to capture SSH+sudo output locally without writing the hostname and [sudo] lines?

Is it possible, when locally writing output from SSH command execution, to suppress the hostname and [sudo] lines? For instance, when I SSH into a server and run sudo <command> it displays ...
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Connection closed during SSH using default port only

I'm having a connection closed error on SSH if using the default port. I have a public key for authentication. I'm not encountering any connection closed issue if using password authentication but I ...
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Port forwarding for VPN connection

I'm using a public wifi hotspot. Usually when I connect to these, I immediately connect to my college VPN. On this hotspot, only browsing works (no program other than a browser seems to be able to ...
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Setup SSH tunnel on existing connection from script

I want to establish an SSH tunnel on an existing connection. The tricky part is doing it from a script (a custom shell I need to allow users only some specific things, like setting up this tunnel). ...
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How do I automate opening Firefox over an ssh tunnel?

My university has access to some academic journals that I cannot access from home. To be able to download papers while I am away, my current proccess is: Create an ssh tunnel to my university ...
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Difference in the permissions of the file created by SSH and SFTP

I have a question and want to know how can I fix it so that the files created by SSH and SFTP by always have the same permissions in the case is 0644 for files. It is possible to make the permissions ...
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SSH public keys not working; my home directory is encrypted

I installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04 server edition on a remote computer, and added my local public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote computer. I found that I still needed to use password to log in ...
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Modify username in ssh

When ssh into my home router, I use the admin credentials provided by my isp. How do I list all users along with their details (group/privilege) and as the superuser how do I modify their (and my) ...
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Help needed with ssh! [on hold]

I am new to the linux OS and the other day, I was reading about ssh. What I wanted to do is Write a shell script to open terminal on 2 PCs simultaneously (the other PC being the guest OS (ubuntu) ...
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Host key verification failed.#015

I am trying to execute a script on a remote computer. Lets call this (Secondary), the script is as follows, for simplicity porposes, #!/bin/bash echo "This is the Remote Machine (Secondary)" > ...
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Linux Debian strange putty connection

I have just installed Linux Debian 7.8 on my VMWARE. Installed SSH and SSH-Server. I'm able to connect via putty with the local IP (192.168.x.x). When I try to connect from another computer after ...
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How can I configure Linux to reopen my SSH tunnels after the connection has been restored?

I am currently working with some SSH tunnels configured. Many times when I loose connection to the Internet or hibernate my laptop, I need to reconfigure the tunnels (i.e., do killall ssh and then set ...
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menu script over ssh

I have a script that asks for input from the user. When I run this locally it does what I want however I'd really like to run it over ssh. I've tried the regular ways I'd run a script: ssh ...
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Restrict SSH access to git usage only

Using: ssh-keygen -O force-command="/bin/restricted-command", or command="/bin/restricted-command" at the beginning of an authorized_keys line one can force a key-based SSH connection to execute ...
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Why can't I see the output of scripts ran using ForceCommand in sshd_config?

I set up sshd_config with ForceCommand /path/myscript.sh for the user "tester": myscript.sh: #!/bin/sh echo test1 echo test2 | tee -a /home/tester/test.log The script is executed properly on login ...
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ssh and run script on remote host and answer expect answer automate

The ssh from server0 to (server1,server2,server3) (no password need to SSH (trust exists between all servers and private key exists on all servers)) but a remote script on server (server1,server2 ...
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I want to create a cron job that runs a command on a remote linux box using ssh but I want ssh to answer password [duplicate]

Thank you for the reply.This is not what I am after. The ssh from server 0 to (1,2,3) (no password) but a remote script on server (1,2 & 4 ) which starts a service/application needs a password for ...
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“Permanently added the RSA host key” what does it mean?

I'm very new to Unix and things around it, particularly for this question is SSH and authentication. I know that I can create identities (create a pair of public/private key), put it into ssh-agent ...
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GPG agent doesn't remove my SSH key from the keyring

I have a really troubling problem. I can't get gpg-agent to remove my SSH key from its keyring and it even persists there after many reboots. $ ssh-add -D SSH_AGENT_FAILURE Failed to remove all ...
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Eclipse over X11 forwarding is not showing all icons/assets

I have a virt running RHEL5 which has Eclipse installed on it. I'm using ssh -Y to start eclipse on my Ubuntu host. My problem is that not all assets in Eclipse seem to be shown. Some of the menus ...
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firewall-cmd doesn't work when called through OpenVPN connection, why not?

I recently set up OpenVPN to run on a remote CentOS 7 server. Once I establish an OpenVPN connection to the remote server from my local machine, I am able to ssh through the VPN tunnel with ssh ...
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Shell script for ssh into a Unix/Linux server from MacOS X 10.10

I am attempting to ssh into a server by using a bash script from MacOSX. #!/bin/bash spawn ssh username@gatewayserver expect "password" send "Mypassword\r" interact spawn ssh ...
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How to set gnome-terminal to the remove server name without touching PS1? [closed]

There are various servers with various OS, we cannot touch the PS1 of them. There is a "sysadmin" notebook, having CentOS 6.5/GNOME, so using gnome-terminal. We log in via SSH to the servers in ...
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Transfer file from remote computer without console

I need help to transfer file from remote Server A to server B (login to B with Terminal (putty)), but I also need to do that in background (so I can close terminal and move away). What have I tried is ...
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Play crawl-tiles over SSH from Windows with PuTTY

I have a headless Raspberry Pi running PiBang (swapping to Raspbian soon since PiBang is no longer supported) which I'd like to play Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup over ssh. When I try to run crawl-tiles ...
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What's the approximate data scale that an ssh session will consume?(without file exchange)

When traveling during holidays, sometimes I need use my mobile as a WiFi hotspot to let my notebook connect to server to do some task. Then a question comes to my mind: How much web data will be ...
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Copy files to multiple computers over LAN

Good day, I am pretty new to Unix and I need to do this simple task. I have a few files, let's name them file01, file02, file03 etc. and I need to copy each of them to one computer from a list. The ...
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Open file from remote computer on host computer

I'm trying to edit a file from a remote computer connected via ssh. How can I open the remote file on my local computer to edit?
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Installing SSH via Cygwin

I have a laptop with windows 8. I'm trying to setup SSH from this laptop to a windows 2012 server via Cygwin64. I followed the steps as described here. However, when I am at the step: ...
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Running process on a remote browser

I work on remote machine using the ssh protocol. I try to test a tool which is a process running on the port 5000. Code: tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5000 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN ...
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My server is constantly being attacked [closed]

I am fairly new to the system administration world. I've been working on an application recently and when I check my application server logs, I constantly get various IP addresses trying to ssh into ...
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How to pipe scp/ssh file transfer(pull) through tar (remote->local transfer initiated from local machine)

I would like to pipe an scp pull operation(sample without tar below) through tar, so that only one tar file is written for about 10 directories: user@localhost:/home/user> scp -r ...
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Seeing file names in SCP

I'm using scp to copy files from a remote server to a local one. What's really uncomfortable is that I need to type the file path precisely. I'm used to relying on autocompletion, because file names ...
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A consistent and safe approach to passwordless accounts with SSH

I must admit that I like servers without passwords in some cases. A typical server is vulnerable to anyone who has physical access to it. So in some cases it is practical to lock it physically and ...
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Avoid creation of .k5login file in a SFTP Chroot configuration

I've successfully set up an sftp with authentication on Active Directory. All users in a particular AD group are managed by SSH's sftp subsystem and chrooted into a common home directory, let's say ...
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Establish a shared terminal between two PCs through the internet

My PC and that of my friend are in two different local networks, each connected to the internet via a router, each LAN has only one IP which is temporallily allocated by the ISP. What problems do we ...
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How to force ssh-copy-id to ignore existing authorized keys?

Edit: There's a bug report for this, doing the equivalent of this answer. I'm trying to script the copying of public keys to multiple machines. ssh-copy-id checks whether it can log in with the ...
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Can a command be executed over ssh with a nologin user?

If a user has loginShell=/sbin/nologin is it still possible to ssh user@machine [command] assuming that the user has proper ssh keys in its home directory that can be used to authenticate? My ...