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

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How to start two processes piggie-backed? So the first finishes when the second finishes?

I'm running a script with ssh commands to a server behind a jump-host. Each time I want to run a command on my server in the secure network, I need to ssh into the jump-host (bastion) server and run ...
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Intermittent 'ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host' error

While there are many questions on this site and others addressing this very issue, I haven't yet found one that seems to address what I'm experiencing. When trying to ssh a linux box from a MBpro ...
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How to configure fail2ban on proftpd CentOS 6.6

I've looked every forum, fail2ban official website, everything that have word fail2ban, and every config that I tried didn't work. After reaching maxretry that I setted in jail.conf the user don't ...
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can't log in to centos 7 VPS /lib64 missing?

Never happened to me before but cannot log in as root, after typing in password it says Last failed login: bin/bash: No such file or directory Connection closed. Besides contacting my ...
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Having trouble with rsnapshot via ssh (from debian laptop) of Nokia n900

** edit 8/6/15 * So the crux of my problem turned out not to be some quirkiness with the config file. In the end it turned out I simply had multiple ssh directories in 2 different places, and was ...
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sftp (ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer)

I'm trying to sftp to a remote host, yet keep getting following output: $ sftp -v X.X.X OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/alexus/.ssh/config ...
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Forwarding X11 not working - Error: Can't open display: localhost:11.0

LM 17 Xfce OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu2 Despite googling everywhere, I cannot seem to get this to work. I keep getting this error. $ xlogo Error: Can't open display: localhost:10.0 I have tried ...
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unable to connect to forwarded port over ssh

I have two servers. Server 1 has access to an Oracle instance on a server I have permission to hit but not login to via SSH. I would like to use SSH port forwarding to connect from server 2 to server ...
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Check services running on the server and restart them if they have stopped?

I am trying to write a python script which shows me the services which are running on my server. The thing is that mongodb keeps going down on the server and each time it happens I have to manually ...
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Why is this binary file transfered over “ssh -t” being changed?

I am trying to copy files over SSH, but cannot use scp due to not knowing the exact filename that I need. Although small binary files and text files transfer fine, large binary files get altered. Here ...
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What is the right file permission for a .pem file to SSH and SCP

I have tried to SSH into my AWS ubuntu server and copy the directory to my local machine. Throughout the process I experience different file permission errors (noted below). Is there one specific ...
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tmux with iterm2 attach a remote session

I'm using the Tmux integrating with ITerm2, which can create a tab in ITerm 2 for each window created by Tmux. But somehow this doesn't make much sense for the usual SSH scenario, where we first SSH ...
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“Too many open files ssh” when the number of open files is far below ulimit

I was trying to set up 2000 concurrent ssh connections, but got the error message in server log (i.e. journalctl): sshd[1356]: error: reexec socketpair: Too many open files I've set both the soft ...
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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) ...
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Vim pausing randomly for a minute or so at a time

I'm running Linux Mint Maya 13.2 on a laptop from a USB stick, and SSHing onto that install from my own work computer. When i'm editing a file with Vim, i keep getting a pause of about a minute where ...
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OpenWrt bricked router is not connected via USB to serial cable

I am a newbie in OpenWrt development. I have a problem in my router when I try to upgrade my router (TP-Link TL-WDR-3600) to openwrt firmware via web ui. Now my router is bricked and I can't ...
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How to use `~/.ssh/config` setting for each server by `rsync`

I'm now using rsync with -e 'ssh -p 10022' option to specify the port. I have already ssh setting in ~/.ssh/config. Host myvps HostName example.com User ironsand Port 10022 Can I use this ...
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Enabling system management privileges for non-local users - How the heck does `polkit` work, anyways?

I am managing a CentOS 6.2 server remotely using X over SSH (actually NX, but that's just a proxy). The Everything is working correctly, except when I try to do tasks that would normally require ...
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scp does not honor .ssh/config

Used for a few years arcfour as default cipher for SSH2 connection in my ~/.ssh/config file host namaka hostname localhost port 2022 ciphers arcfour IdentityFile ~/.ssh/virtualbox ...
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Can connecting to a SSH tunnel result in a vulnerability?

it's probably a noob question, but I haven't found a real answer yet. I bought a proxy service. In order to setup my browser I have to establish a SSH tunnel to their server. Since I do not want to ...
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Why does my X11 forwarding attempt fail with “connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory”?

On my local machine, I run: ssh -X me@remotemachine.com (For completeness, I have also tested all of the following using -Y with identical results). As expected, this accesses remotemachine.com ...
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Cannot start xterm over ssh after several successes

I am running some MATLAB scripts on the command-line of a remote computer using ssh. These scripts launch 5 xterms that are forwarded to me via ssh (using the -X option). At the moment I am debugging ...
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If I use an SSH tunnel to forward a remote port to a local one, and my IP address changes, will that tunnel still work?

Simple - trying to use my personal computer as a server, by forwarding a public static IP address's port to mine, but I'm worried about Comcast pulling out the rug from underneath my feet and changing ...
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Upgrade MySQL 5.0.88 to 5.1.69

I am upgrading my MySQL installation on a Fedora 10 (and 14) box (in test first.) I have made a system image (it is a VM) and have downloaded MySQL Server Community 5.1.69-1 from the MySQL site. Once ...
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Get ssh to forward signals

I want to be able to send signals (SIGINT is the most important) through ssh. This command: ssh server "sleep 1000;echo f" > foo will start sleep on server and after 1000 seconds it will put ...
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How do I prevent ssh remote login from breaking dbus?

I'm running openSUSE 11.3 on my workstation at work under KDE, I don't have root access to it. The default shell has been set to tcsh. When I am logged in at my workstation and log in remotely from my ...
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How to programatically control X11 forwarded apps?

I'd like to set-up X11 Forwarding to run remote X applications on the server and X11 client can handle the UX interaction. However I would like to configure the X11 client or fake it to actual do the ...
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How do I stop ssh-agent trying all keys with agent forwarding?

Often I'll connect via SSH to VM instances to deploy code from private Bitbucket repositories, cloning repositories via git over SSH. Today I was getting the error: conq: repository access denied. ...
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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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Chroot Users to /opt and subdirectories [duplicate]

I'll make this short and hopefully I make sense. Im trying to give a user ssh access, but, he/she must only be able to access /opt and the few subdirectories that live under it. However, here's ...
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scp between two servers not in the same network

There are two server that I can access with 2 different VPN connections. I have managed to have both VPN working on the same time on my machine (a bit of routing rules). I want to do a scp ...
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How to use tty allocation to run GPG through SSH?

I am trying to encrypt and sign a local file using a distant GPG installation via SSH: pv file | ssh -tt [ssh server] gpg -se -r [receipt key] > file.gpg Using the double t option removes the ...
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How do I configure SSH so that OTP can be used with ssh-copy-id and then only keypair authorization is accepted?

As you may be able to tell from the title of this post, part of my confusion may stem from an inability to express the question, so please bear with me. Here is what I am trying to accomplish: ...
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How do I run X11 applications over ssh from a Gentoo server that does not have a GUI installed (with minimal added software)?

Currently I am renting a VPS from VPS.net running Gentoo. How can I run "X11" applications remotely without installing a full GUI on the VPS. What is the minimum pieces of "X11" I would have to ...
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running screen in a shell can't find sessions but running screen during ssh login can

I am using the RemoteLoginAutoScreen script to start a screen session when I ssh into a host. Differences from linked script: I am using zsh and the RemoteLoginAutoScreen uses bash The problem that ...
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ssh connection closed, after prompting password [closed]

I'm using a debian based distro for Raspberry Pi (Raspbian). Sometimes I cannot ssh to my Pi. A reboot solve the issue, but I don't always have physical access to the Pi. here's what happens: ...
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Git config forwarding

I don't know if this even possible or not. I was wondering if there is any way like SSH Agent forwarding by which we can forward our .gitconfig on the remote server, and git automatically picks the ...
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How can I detect if the shell is controlled from SSH?

I want to detect from a shell script (more specifically .zshrc) if it is controlled through SSH. I tried the HOST variable but it's always the name of the computer which is running the shell. Can I ...
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X11Fowarding not working on Arch Linux ARM

I am trying to setup X11Forwarding between my Arch Linux ARM server and my OSX computer. I am accessing the server locally (always). /etc/ssh/ssh_config: X11Forwarding yes AddressFamily any ...
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Flash OpenWrt Routers from Telnet

I have two routers. One has Chaos Calmer and the other has Attitude Adjustment. When I turn them on and check arp, nothing comes up. When I check route, the hardware address says (incomplete) but the ...
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ssh over unix pipe or pty device [closed]

Ok, I don't even know how to put this into words. I have a /dev/myDevice which automatically connects to some ssh server when opened. How do I connect to it with ssh? Is this even sane? If it's insane ...
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Pinentry fails with gpg-agent and SSH

I'm running Fedora 22. I'm trying to setup GnuPG to have my SSH connections authenticated using my PGP authentication subkey that is located on my Yubikey Neo. I have a systemd unit starting the ...
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How can I maintain open ssh connection and use it from shell scripts?

Currently i invoke the following: $ ssh me@host.com my_cmd This is slow and not easy to automate safely. I would like to establish ssh connection once and have some script that will forward my ...
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How to make SSH's `ControlPath` distinguish between IPv4 and IPv6?

I'm using ControlMaster auto ControlPath ~/.ssh/tmp/%l_%r@%h:%p in my ~/.ssh/config to open multiple sessions using the same connection when accessing a host via SSH. That works fine for ...
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Give a user permission to one folder

I have made so my group "sftponly" can access the users home folder. But right now the user in the group don't have permission to other folders, but they have permission to see them. How can I do so ...
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Why won't MOTD display output from a Python script it calls outside of /etc/update-motd.d/ unless it's in this directory?

The Situation We're running a headless Ubuntu 14.10 Server to fulfill various needs and tests. I was experimenting with changing the MOTD for SSH sessions via /etc/update-motd.d/ so as to display ...
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Why the number is rounded over ssh? [duplicate]

localhost:~ $ df -k / | awk '{print $3/1024/1024/1024}' 0 0.00618061 localhost:~ $ ssh localhost "df -k / | awk '{print $3/1024/1024/1024}'" 01 01
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Rlogin prompting for remote password (Kali / Metasploitable)

I am following a tutorial that can be found here. http://www.kalitutorials.net/2014/05/metasploitable-2-vulnerability.html Specifically the "Remote access vulnerability - Rlogin" section. When I ...
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Working with screen via another screen session

I connect to Host1 using ssh and start a screen session. From one of those windows I ssh into the Host2, which launches a screen session on login. How can I create new/switch between screen windows ...
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SSH multi hop with certificate

I need make a SSH multi hop connection from A --> B --> C B is a bastion host and C is the target. In my client (A) we are the two SSH certificate, for B and for C, how to make a connection to C ...