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

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How to open a port early in boot process to unlock LUKS via SSH

I have a fully encrypted server running Debian 7 and have set up dropbear and busybox to unlock the LUKS container via SSH (as described in this tutorial and in this U&L answer). Unfortunately, ...
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What does the Broken pipe message mean in an SSH session?

Sometimes my SSH session disconnects with a Write failed: Broken pipe message. What does it mean? And how can I keep my session open? I know about screen, but that's not the answer I'm looking for. I ...
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Chrooted SFTP user write permissions

I have a setup with sftp only users: Match Group sftponly ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTcpForwarding no I get the following message in my secure.log: fatal: bad ...
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SSH login and /tmp on 100%

Not counting the reserved space by root (usually 5%), if the /tmp is really 100% full, so 0 bytes free, why couldn't we log in to the machine via ssh? We only got the error message "cannot fork". ...
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How to do version-control repository update in crontab?

I'm trying to automate version-control repository update in crontab. The following script /home/usr/mrbean/bin/update.sh works in interactive Bash command-line: #!/bin/bash ...
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Expired password and SSH key based login with UsePAM yes

There is a SLES 11 machine. The users logs in via SSH and pubkey (mixed, some user uses password, some use ssh key) The sshd_config has: UsePAM yes PasswordAuthentication yes PubkeyAuthentication ...
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Securely passing user input to command

I have a daemon daemon running in Server A. There, there's an argument based script to control the daemon daemon_adm.py (Server A). Through this script I can insert "messages" to daemon coming from ...
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Work around two-factor SSH auth with Master connection and port forwarding?

The problem 1.0 I'm working on a server that only supports two-factor auth (keypair auth is disabled). So every time my SFTP client wants to upload a file, it asks me for a token... after 3 minutes ...
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Copying Files Through Two Layers of SSH from Windows

The place I work has a login server, and then I login to a Linux box from that login server. As in, ssh login@host ssh computer_name providing authentication each time. If I'm working from my ...
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DSA/RSA keys work with Linux but not HP-UX

I have an NFS mount that I use to log into many Linux/Unix servers. I created a passphraseless RSA and DSA key from with I copied the id_rsa.pub and id_dsa.pub files over to authorized_keys. total 9 ...
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How does Linux generate ssh keys after reboot?

I installed CentOS 7, and noticed that I have rsa and ecdsa keys generated. I deleted all of them and rebooted the machine. I got a new pair of rsa and ecdsa keys. How does Linux generate the keys? ...
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List all connected SSH sessions?

I just SSH'd into root, and then SSH'd again into root on the same machine. So I have two windows open both SSH'd into root on my remote machine. From the shell, how can I see a list of these two ...
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Using rsync to copy from local to remote server with cronjob, asking for password

I want to copy files from a local machine to a remote machine. I have the command all set up and it looks like this: rsync -a project root@123.456.789.0:~ However, when running this command, I'm ...
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ssh public key authentication not working

I had my keys set up so I can ssh between machines without having to enter a password and everything was working for a while but then, all of a sudden, I'm being prompted for a password on some ...
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Cleanup trap for ssh command on multiple remote hosts

I want to execute an arbitrary command on multiple remote hosts using ssh. These commands are mostly long running commands that monitor server resources and aggregate the output to my local ...
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How to speed my too-slow ssh login?

Running ssh user@hostname takes ~30s. Here's the scenario: this is a VM on the local LAN Windows and Mac machines get instant login am using Debian and I could reproduce with an Ubuntu machine ...
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Open file over ssh in local X window [duplicate]

How can I open html file in local internet browser? I am connected under /ssh://user@server.... I'm thinking about something like firefox file_from_remote_server.
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DROP all for port 22 if not geoip set of US for iptables and xtables

I want to simply block all ssh access from anywhere but with in the US. This is my whole iptables, and I have followed ...
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ssh and screen automatically - what am I missing?

This works fine, but does not load my ~/.bash_profile on server2. Why? $ ssh -A -t server1 ssh -A -t server2 bash -c "screen -dR"
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Shell Script for logging into a ssh server

I tried writing a shell script which can do automatic login into a ssh server using password which is mentioned in the script. I have written the following code: set timeout 30 /usr/bin/ssh -p 8484 ...
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ssh command unexpectedly continues on other system after ssh terminates

I'm running the below command, and monitoring the output file on the other system: ssh $ip_address 'for n in 1 2 3 4 5; do sleep 10; echo $n >>/tmp/count; done' If I kill the ssh command ...
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Creating an SSH tunnel from a linux VPS to a web server database

I'm creating a server application that clients will connect to. The server application is running on an Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 VPS. The server needs to be able to connect to a MySQL database hosted on ...
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Repository for Family Pictures [closed]

I have a Debian computer and a MacBook Air. On Debian I created a repository: mkdir -p /repository/git/2014.git cd /repository/git/2014.git git init --bare --shared On the MacBook I then typed: cd ...
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How to give password directly while doing ssh command?

I am using Putty to connect to host xxxxxx. I want to produce a shell script in which I should give the command ssh user@yyyyyy along with my password instead of giving it when prompted.
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How to add and mount given a UUID? LMV2

I can't activate these Volume Groups. I have two HDDs attached, both share the same Volume Group name. Basically, the two HDDs are dev/sda and dev/sdb. The second HDD is the failed HDD and the first ...
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Tail log file on multiple machines over ssh

I'm trying to tail a log file on multiple remote machines and forward the output to my local workstation. I want connections to close when pressing Ctrl-C. At the moment I have the following function ...
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Lubuntu client can't browse web while connected to OpenVPN

I've got a Lubuntu "server" (old laptop) running OpenVPN and SSH server. I have the proper ports forwarded in my home router so that I can connect via OpenVPN from the internet. I've also got push ...
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tmux: shared session, one user in a pane, another in another pane, two different cursors

I've decided to try tmux: have been reading the docs and googling around, trying to find a way to have two users sharing a session, each with a different cursor. However, giving 777 permissions to ...
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My cloud server came with PermitRootLogin without-password, is it normal?

I was just wondering if it is normal that in the Ubuntu 14 provided by my cloud hosting company,there is this configuration in the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config : PermitRootLogin without-password ...
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Remote monitoring Linux server from Ubuntu workstation via SSH [closed]

I am looking for a convenient way to monitor my Ubuntu server from my laptop (running Ubuntu Desktop). I understand this is easily achievable by SSHing to the server and running commands, but I'd like ...
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SSH server doesn't respond for a while, then opens up briefly after port scanning

On my local machine I try to ssh into my server but it gives me connection refused. Doing an Nmap of my server tells me there are no open ports. pinging the machine works. What I've done so far is ...
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Disable ssh banner for specific users or ips

I've enabled the banner that appears before the password prompt by setting it it sshd_config. However certain users (especially me) really don't need to see the banner (it also screws up a lot of ...
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how can shellshock be exploited over SSH?

Apparently, the shellshock Bash exploit CVE-2014-6271 can be exploited over the network via SSH. I can imagine how the exploit would work via Apache/CGI, but I cannot imagine how that would work over ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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How to copy, execute and retrieve data from a remote computer?

I am trying to run some calculations on a remote computer. Basically I want to copy some files to the computer, load a software, execute the calculation, then retrieve the data back. I have created a ...
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Why am I still getting a password prompt with ssh with public key authentication?

I'm working from the URL I found here: http://jaybyjayfresh.com/2009/02/04/logging-in-without-a-password-certificates-ssh/ My ssh client is Ubuntu 64 bit 11.10 desktop and my server is Centos 6.2 64 ...
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automatically copy file from local server to remote server after login over ssh

I need to know how to copy a file from local server to remote server automatically after login using ssh. actually In my local server so many users are there with their local userid . but they will ...
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Setting up a user for sftp acces into a sub directory of another users home directory

An interesting problem. The broader goal is to setup a directory that one of our clients can sftp into (via ssh keys, not user/pass combination) and upload files. This directory will need to be ...
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Use sudo with ssh command and capturing stdout

I'm trying to run a command as root (via sudo) on a remote server, and capture stdout (but not stderr) into a file. eg. Something like this: ssh user@remote "cat /root/file.tar | gzip" > ...
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Tunnel yum traffic through another server via ssh

I am running a Fedora desktop behind a corporate proxy that is blocking yum traffic (specifically *.gz and *.bz2). I have access to a separate RedHat machine via ssh which can download anything it ...
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Non-interactive shell expand alias

I'm having trouble getting aliases to expand on my hosting account when I run a command like: ssh user@server "bash -c \"alias\"" My .bashrc file is: echo .bashrc # .bashrc shopt -s ...
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SSH to a server, execute update command that continues even after logging off the ssh session

Okay I saw a lot of questions like this, but almost all have either theoretical answers which do clear the concept but I am still not able to put it up in code. What I want to achieve using a bash ...
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SSH Login Alert Using pam_exec

Hi I have been trying to follow the information about pam_exec from here: Ssh login hook? When a user log's in they get: /etc/pam.d/email-alert.sh failed: exit code 8 My sshd file has this at the ...
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Can I pipe /dev/video over ssh

I have two computers, a desktop in my office ( with a webcam attached ) and a laptop somewhere else on the network. Usually I take a look at my office through my webcam by running ssh Office -Y ...
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How can I lock down a user account to the point that it can read/write/execute as little as possible?

I would like to lock down an Arch Linux user account to the maximum extent possible. The only functionality required for the account is to accept a non-terminal SSH session which allows the client to ...
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RDP from Windows PC to Linux

I have my Windows on network A and Linux machines on network B. I want to access the 0th desktop of one of the Linux machine from my Windows. I can ping my Windows machine on network A from the Linux ...
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ssh settings `permitopen=“localhost:4000”` does not limit remote port forwarding [duplicate]

I have a special user on my server, let's call it foo. I use it only for port forwarding. The user's .ssh/authorized_keys2 is set up to prevent login and to open only a specific port: ...
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Sync Pi with local directory

I have setup a Pi with ArchLinux. Now I want to sync one directory called Pi on my local machine with the directory Pi on my Pi. At first I have written a little script that uses rsync but I've run ...
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help organizing ssh aliases

My .ssh/config is starting to grow with aliases, and remembering them all is getting harder. Do you have any tips for better manage this growing collection? For example an autocomplete when I type ...
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Control-p freezes SSH session

I have encountered a strange situation on one of my SSH ARM machines I use on a daily basis. Every time I connect to the server and press Ctrl+P to invoke previous-history BASH function SSH connection ...