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

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Why logs show a different ssh connection port # than the one specified?

My Ubuntu runs ssh on port 22. But my /var/log/auth.log says different port numbers when connections are made. And the port numbers are seemingly random: Connection from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx port 33692 ...
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full access to remote computer without remote static IP

How can I access to remote computer that the remote computer is in a local network? I worked with reverse ssh : http://www.vdomck.org/2005/11/reversing-ssh-connection.html I don't want just SSH but I ...
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Deny external SSH access to a user

Is it possible to deny access to a user (in my case www-data) from outside the network? Or possibly deny this: ssh www-data@example.com But allow this if already logged in: su www-data
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Puzzle: transfering files between two servers (ssh, ftp, http multipart…)

A puzzle: files being uploaded in realtime by SCP to SERVER1 need to be transfered to SERVER2. But: SERVER1 doesn't actually have network access to SERVER2 (NAT), however SERVER2 has SSH access to ...
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How can Bash determine if it is running due to an rsync over ssh?

I need my Bash init scripts to be able to distinguish between having been invoked like ssh me@host /some/complicated/operation, and having been invoked like rsync -e ssh /src me@host:/dest In the ...
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Issue with ':' character in Bash script over SSH

I am currently writing a script that will perform backups on a set of databases, comress them, encrypt them, transfer them to a separate storage machine, and verify that the file made it successfully. ...
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Different ssh login directory from user home

So, I'm working on a remote server via ssh that I log in and out of dozens of times a day, and I'd like to have bash cd to a default directory I've chosen as soon as I login, but I don't actually want ...
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How to save an SSH key passphrase in gnome-keyring?

I want to save an SSH key passphrase in gnome-keyring and then use it automatically when I need it. How to do this?
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How to find md5sum of files on remote machines by doing ssh?

I am running my below shell script on machineC which gets the md5sum of my files in my PRIMARY directory in machineC itself. #!/bin/bash export PRIMARY=/data01/primary for entry in "$PRIMARY"/* do ...
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What commands does git use when communicating via ssh?

Using command="" in authorized_keys, I can restrict the commands that can be run by a particular key. What commands do I need to allow in order to have a functioning git remote? From the Pro Git ...
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How can I ssh to a remote server with an automated password and no key?

I have a remote server. I planned to use public keys to connect over ssh without typing the password but the remote system rejects public key authentication. So what is the best way to do it? What ...
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View blocked address from sshguard

How can I view all the addresses that sshguard has blocked to iptables?
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SSH Setup - How will the router know my computer's ip?

I'm very new to the networking side of the house and am trying to set up SSH on my new Ubuntu machine. I have my DD-WRT router working with DDNS now and can log in to the router page -- but I'm not ...
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Why is an application via 'ssh -X' slower than vncviewer via 'ssh -X'

Very simple question with strange effect: If I run a programm via x-forward it performs very bad when it comes to animations. E.g.: ssh -X <USER>@<SERVER> "application" But if I start ...
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How to execute applications in existing X window from virtual console?

I run Debian Wheezy and have Xfce as my X-Window Manager on virtual console 7, which starts up automatically. Once I've logged on and I'm using the xfce interface, is it possible for me to press ...
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Can a shell script running in a ssh continue to run if the SSH instance closes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a shell script that does a lengthy batch job on a remote server. I'll be running the script over SSH. The thing is, I intend to start the script in the evening and collect the ...
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What is difference known_hosts

I have no deep understanding of SSH and I am a bit baffled about the relation between the /home/XXX/.ssh/known_hosts and /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts files. Can someone explain this?
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ssh/scp works but rsync just constantly says “no”

Hi I have a windows 2003 server that I need to back up onto a linux client so I install cygwin on the Win2k3. On the Win2k3 I have enabled ssh, scp but (because the Win2k3 server uses an customised ...
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SSH public key login: two different keys and SSH_AUTH_SOCK behaviour

A user (user1) on an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop has two SSH RSA keys configured: ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ~/.ssh/id_rsa1 (and .pub files). Both public keys are configured in the authorised keys on the server's ...
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Linux CentOS 5 SSH User Permission Denied

Today when I try to SSH into my server, I get a permission denied message (same for sftp). It used to work well before, I didn't change any server settings, except I was trying to modify a few folders ...
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Run if statement on remote machine

I'm trying to run a set of commands on a remote machine, that includes an if statement. I'm using this to shutdown a list of kvm instances. The first line should be fine, but could be prettier, rest ...
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Remote SSH login not working

I have a PC behind a router with port forwarding setup Port 22 for SSH which works perfectly - I can login and everything. What I am trying to do is let this PC connect to a VPN and only allow ...
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Run ssh as a command of another ssh command

I want to run a program on a machine that I have ssh access to from a gateway machine that I can access with ssh too. When I want to run an mpi program on the target machine T, I access to the ...
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How to log into a single SSH host without passphrase?

I usually have to access a couple of remote and local SSH hosts, this works perfectly, I actually want to have to type in the passphrase every time. However, there's a single SSH host on my local ...
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How do I know which Mosh Client I am?

When I try who, I frequently see output such as this: username pts/0 2015-10-09 04:48 (mosh [2680]) username pts/2 2015-10-12 00:04 (75.139.11.119 via mosh [12364]) username pts/6 ...
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No colour in MOTD

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi, and have started playing around with it. After changing my MOTD, (to include colours), the colour codes are coming up as raw-text instead of executing. I am ...
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ssh forward multiple ports

So this works for me: ssh -v -L 8080:remotewebserver:8080 me@jumphost How about if I would also like to include more ports? I want to forward not only 8080, but also 8443, 8923 and 8181? Do I ...
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transfer many similar files over ssh

A service on a linux server is only able to do full backups, where each backup is a .tar archive (no compression). Many contents of the archive do not change from day to day. Each .tar file size is ...
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SSH requires password for first login

So I've got a strange issue going on with SSH. I've setup my ssh server to allow passwordless logins via sshkeys. However, when I try to login, the first time I login in a long time (~day), it ...
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ssh command with quotes

I have an odd error that I have been unable to find anything on this. I wanted to change the user comment with the following command. $ sudo usermod -c "New Comment" user This will work while ...
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Add a user wthout password but with SSH and public key

I want to add a user to Red Hat Linux that will not use a password for logging in, but instead use a public key for ssh. This would be on the command line.
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Pasting some text with tabs into a here-document in a PuTTY window

I have a string with tab delimited data that looks like: h1 h2 a1 b1 a2 b2 I produced it with Notepad on Windows. I created tab delimited data, ensuring that tabs and not spaces are used. I ...
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Is sshd_config TPCKeepAlive still using unencrypted channel and therefore vulnerable

This post from 2008 in ubuntuforums recommends disabling TCPKeepAlive Disable TCP KeepAlive messages. These messages are spoofable and are sent outside of the encrypted channel, and ...
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chroot ssh users to home directory

How can one chroot ssh users to their home directories? This is what i have set in my sshd_config file: ChrootDirectory %h Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server ssh version is ...
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ssh-copy-id: why is the end of my public key different on my local vs remote?

Usually in the past I've always manually copied over my SSH public key to the remotes where necessary. I'm on a Mac and I finally decided to start using ssh-copy-id to make my life simpler, so I just ...
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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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Remote server randomly hanging on ssh login

I'll try to ssh into the server ssh name@box-a At which point I'll usually be prompted for a password and then it logs me in. Sometimes though, when I try to ssh in it just hangs after I press ...
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awk in ssh in su in a command substitution

I am creating a script that will ssh to a host and print all the user accounts and when they will expire. On a host I can run awk -F':' '{ print $1}' /etc/passwd and it will give me a list of all ...
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upload and dowload the files from server without giving password

I want to download the file from sever by using cron job, so I need to use scp command without giving password by keyword. How do I do so?
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Use git pull via ssh command invoke

When I log in to my server via SSH, I am able to use git over ssh (private repository): user@local:~$ ssh example.com Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab083.2 i686) * ...
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How to connect to a VPS without SSH.

I have a fresh VPS I just bought, for playing only. No risk of any kind involved, so I noticed that due to my slow connection I have to wait seconds to finish writing commands and opening/closing ...
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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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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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Change SSH connection settings without disconnecting?

I watched the The Black Magic Of SSH video and lecturer in this video drops to SSH shell with some key-combination. How did he do that?
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Redirect SSH user server side

I know that I can create shortcuts for specific users/servers on the client side via ~/.ssh/config or /etc/ssh/ssh_config, but I would like to do something similar but on the server side. That is, ...
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Characters are encoded twice when I ask SSH to reattach a screen session on the remote host

I want to be able to SSH to a remote host and restore a screen session with one command. Both hosts use UTF-8 locale. My problem is that then, inside the screen session, characters are encoded twice. ...
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Maintain Xserver applications running even after closing the remote conecction

We have a Ubuntu server (mainly a compute server), which does not have X-server installed on it. One can use something like Byobu or Screen to have programs running on the server even after the SSH ...
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SSH config file + shell script help

Well, what I want to do seems a bit convoluted but its the only way I can think of to get the result I want. So here goes. I want to automate ssh to my Pi, in the following fashion: My Pi boots up ...
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Is it necessary to disown a process for it to continue running after disconnecting?

Would someone be kind enough to explain if & why disown is necessary if you wish to keep a job running even after you disconnect. I ask because every site I have visited says to use disown and bg ...
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using ssh-agent

I have my desktop in the office. When X starts, ssh-agent starts automatically. I have to add my SSH key once, at the beginning, and then I can use ssh without having to enter my password each time. ...