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

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ssh into an account which has no home directory

As a follow up to my previous question, I have decided to create the local user accounts as below. adduser --system --no-create-home USERNAME Now, I would like the local users to be able to access ...
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“sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo” when using sudo in a remote script

I want to run a series of sudo-elevated commands on a remote machine from an embedded script. To simplify the question, I'm just trying to run sudo id and get it to tell me that it's root. I am ...
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MIT Shared Memory Extension or MIT-SHM over ssh

I successfully created a privileged lxc archlinux container on an archlinux host with lxc. I set up a static ip via dnsmasq and ssh into it and I use xauth to forward X11. I then call programs like ...
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Using a laptop as a bridge between Internet and LAN for SSH connections.

We have a lan and a server running HPUX that isn't connected to the Internet. I have a server and a laptop on the same network. When I plug in the laptop via ethernet cable, its Internet connection ...
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Force command to be run on logout or disconnect?

I'm logging in to a system via SSH and I'd like to be able to force a command to be run on logout, whether that's an intentional logout (exiting the shell) or because my SSH connection has ...
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Help updating OpenSSH to v6.6

My system is vulnerable to OpenSSH Wildcards on AcceptEnv Vulnerability, CVE-2014-2532. I have tried to update openssh to version 6.6 for centos but I can not get repository[sic] for that version. ...
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Compiling OpenSSH client or Dropbear for Android

I have an interesting problem. I'd like to use a private SSH key with my Android Terminal Emulator (jackpal.androidterm). I'd like to install the private key in a fairly-secure location and be able ...
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Using wget over ssh with a terminated session

I have a RaspberryPi. I want to download a big file with wget but the problem is that once I log into the Pi and use wget to download the file, it will abort the download when I close the session. ...
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SSH: which one is my public key

My university asked my SSH public key as I need access to universities computer cluster. I generated SSH key using linux ssh-keygen -t dsa command. However, I don't know what information they need ...
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Autocomplete server names for SSH and SCP

I have a few servers configured in ~/.ssh/config, such as alpha and beta. How might I configure Bash such that the commands ssh al<tab> and scp file.tgz al<tab> autocomplete the names of ...
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How to scp from remote host to remote host with pem files and turning off strict host checking?

From my DEV server I'd like to copy files from my stage server to my prod server. I already have SSH keys setup between my DEV server and my stage server. But I haven't had any success trying to ...
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Using nvidia-settings over ssh

Now the new nvidia-driver has implemented CoolBits for the newer graphics cards I'm attempting to control fan/clock speed over ssh. When attempting to run anything with nvidia-settings via ssh I get ...
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I am using `&`: why isn't the process running in the background?

I know that I can append & to a command to run the process in the background. I'm SSH'ing into an Ubuntu 12.04 box and running a python program with $python program.py & -- but when I go to ...
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Non-standard logins

As part of a sort of esoteric "hack" I'm putting together, I've modified my /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files to result in a user called ニエット ("Niet") with a shell pointing to a custom script I have ...
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How to set the tab name to an alias hostname of the remote host I'm connected to?

As you might know, by default, the hostname of an AWS instance is something like ip-12-34-56-78.us-west-2.compute.internal, so when I ssh to this host, the tab name is changed to root@ip-12-34-56-78 ...
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how to use rsync (using password-less ssh), with sudo just on the local side?

This command works fine for me with password-less ssh: rsync -aqve ssh ${user}@${remote_host}:/etc/bind /tmp/etc/bind Since I would like to rsync directly to my own local /etc/bind with root ...
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How do you keep the password hidden when invoked during the su command?

This is the first time it has happened to me where I am using the su command and it actually displays the password on the terminal and doesn't stay hidden. Here is my code snippet: sshpass -p ...
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How do I get the information I need in order to use unison and ssh to synchronise files

I have a desktop at home, and a laptop that I take with me to places away from home, both have Fedora 20 installed. I edit the same files on either machine, and would like to be able to synchronise ...
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stderr over ssh -t

This sends output to STDERR, but does not propagate Ctrl+C (i.e. Ctrl+C will kill ssh but not the remote sleep): $ ssh localhost 'sleep 100;echo foo ">&2"' This propagates Ctrl+C (i.e. ...
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Are dropbear and OpenSSH host keys compatible?

The title basically says it all. But mind: host key, not the login key. And if they're not compatible out of the box, is there a way to convert between them - and what would be the steps in that ...
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rsync'ing multiple {src,dest} pairs

I have a remote server on which I am deploying code. I am currently using scp to upload code, but scp is very slow and I'd like to switch to rsync (or something else which is more efficient). The ...
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How to terminate remotely called “tail -f” when connection is closed?

I just noticed that if I execute ssh user@remote_host tail -f /some/file , then tail -f /some/file keeps running on the remote_host even if ssh connection is closed! So, after several connects and ...
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Permanent background ssh connection to create reverse tunnel: what is correct way?

Related question: initiate ssh connection from server to client Answer from there helped me a lot, this command does what I need: ssh -R 2225:localhost:22 loginOfServerWithPublicIP@publicIP So I ...
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How to dd a remote disk using SSH on local machine and save to a local disk

How can I create a backup of a remote disk using SSH on my local machine and save it to a local disk? I've tried the following: ssh hostname@my.ip.address "sudo dd if=/dev/sdX " | \ dd ...
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Have ssh-add be quiet if key already there

I want to put ssh-add /path/to/special_key at the top of a script. This works fine, but it always prompts for the passphrase. This is strange, and a little annoying, as it still asks for the ...
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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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How does SELinux / SEAndroid prevent or allow pseudo terminal allocation?

I'm trying to resolve an SSH connection issue on an Android phone running SELinux in "Enforcing" mode. The problem is that any SSH connection that tries to allocate a pseudo-terminal (/dev/pts etc) is ...
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Can't start presentation on remote computer console session from an SSH session

Basically I am executing this script remotely via an SSH session. It works fine on Linux Mint, but not on Debian (7.5). It looks like the export display or nohup command isn't working, but I'm not ...
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initiate ssh connection from server to client

We can easily connect via ssh to the remote machine that has public IP. But now I have a remote machine without public IP, and I need to connect to it from my machine that does have public IP. So ...
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it takes too long to connect to ssh server

I've got two VMs with arch linux and debian (running under virtual box). Not long ago, it started to take a lot of time connecting to arch VM over ssh. The first time after a while, successive ...
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How does SSH display the message “The authenticity of host .. can't be established”?

I wanted to trace down the system call used by ssh to output this warning message: > ssh root@abcde The authenticity of host .. can't be established. If the message were sent to stderr or ...
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How do I get ssh-agent to work in all terminals?

I have set up automatic (password less) ssh login to some servers using ssh-copy-id. ssh-agent works only from the terminal where it was run. How do I get ssh-add to work in all my terminals? ...
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Linux ssh launching GUI application and leaving it running?

I have ssh access to my own server with Ubuntu 13.10 on it installed. Via ssh I can launch GUI applications using this approach: $ ssh -X my_login@address_of_sever After that I can start any ...
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What audit log files are created in linux to track a users activities?

One of the machines on our networks was consuming a large amount of Internet bandwidth. However no user was using the system. When I connected to the server using SSH and ran who it showed that a ...
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Keeping a process running on server even SSH is closed [duplicate]

I am running long program on server, which is basically Jar file of java program. I want to keep this program running even if SSH terminal is closed, how I can keep this program running on server?
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SSH public key won't send to server

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours so any help is greatly appreciated... I have 2x servers both of which I can ssh to with public keys from OSX, no issues at all there so I'm certain ...
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Webserver-User has no Shell-Access but needs SSH-Keys or Permission change of directory?

First of all: English is NOT my mother-tongue, so please bear with me if something is not as clean as it should be. So, regarding my previous question and a possible solution I was advised to ask for ...
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SSH Login doesn't work using a key Without Password?

Agent admitted failure to sign using the key I'm working on centos6.5(32bit) and I have tried to ssh log in without Password Using ssh-keygen & ssh-copy-id? the steps that I have done: first I ...
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What's a good way to debug issues with X forwarding over ssh where just some applications won't run?

As far as I understand it, X forwarding is usually pretty simple. Once I can run some things like xeyes or gimp over ssh, complex applications like firefox/iceweasel should also be able to run. ...
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Google Compute Engine with multiple SSH users, Debian

I have managed to set up my server with a default user 'admin'. The sshKeys in the metadata is set with the following format, described in the google documentation. key: sshKeys value: ...
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SSH Agent-Forwarding works, but what about sudo -u username no shell/ permissions? composer

Working on a remote server (A) I want to use my local SSH-Keys to access a repository on another server (B) that is not controlled by me. Generally this works like a charm. I log in as myUsername ...
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Mount via SSHFS in NFS filesystem

As a student I have access to a cluster of teaching lab computers, at each of the machines all the home folders (including my) are mounted via NFS. I also have a desktop PC. I want to mount my home ...
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ssh-agent on CentOS 6.5 keeps “disabling” itself

I recently installed git on my CentOS 6.5 system. During the process I setup a key/pair for GitHub so I don't have to enter a password for every git process. I did this by adding the rsa file to ...
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What information is sent from client to the server when a SSH connection is established?

So let's say I'm on machine A and connect to machine B, and then from there I connect to machine C (with three different usernames). So the SSH connections are: A (john) --> B (eli) --> C(bill) ...
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run shell scripts in a sequencing way?

I have 4 shell scripts and I want to run them in a sequencing way: script1 -> script2 -> script3 ->script4 in a local machine can I ensure this by make the scripts executable and creating a new ...
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ssh script asks for password

a little ssh issue here. I set up some keys in ssh between 2 machines and I can login via ssh without password in terminal. I am trying to write a shell script that sends commands to the remote ...
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Execute script on Linux Mint from a Windows Machine

Basically I am trying to use Linux Mint to display Powerpoint presentations. The presentations will be updated on a Windows machine, the user will then execute a script which 'refreshes' the ...
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Why do my sshd logs show many tries on invalid ports?

My ssh daemon is setup to listen on port 2221. I have also disabled root login from ssh. I don't understand why in auth.log I see attempts to log on other ports (example with 4627 here). May 17 ...
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Linux motion user - run it as ssh key as pi to remote server

This question is related to the two other questions I had earlier, about enabling Raspberry Pi to act as a motion sensor that will try to ssh into a more powerful server when it detects motion (the ...
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Is it possible to get uid table in Linux?

I'm a student in a university and I can finger and id all users (students etc) through SSH. Here is the id command e147200@beluga:~$ id e201634 uid=22678(e201634) gid=3561(stat_bs) ...