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

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How to terminate an interactive ssh session after certain amount of time

In my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file I have set the below parameters: ClientAliveInterval 10 ClientAliveCountMax 3 Now from host machine I did ssh to the my server (where I made changes to ...
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Kill process spawned by ssh when ssh dies

This is a question that has been addressed several times, not only here, but also in other sites of the stack exchange network (e.g. ...
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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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SSH proxy laptop

I run a simple ssh proxy and I am always on the move with my laptop. Having to restart it every time I open the lid and connect to the internet. sshpass -p password ssh -D 9999 root@myvpsip Is it ...
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script to automate scp in network

I have a network full of Linux machines. In this network, I have a user as user1 with the password as password in all the machines. I have the following script to put files in the home directory of ...
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What effects does restarting sshd have on existing ssh sessions?

I've made some changes to the sshd_config. As I understand it, now I need to restart the sshd service. What happens to existing ssh sessions for the users? Any pointers to documentation I need to ...
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How to export a function in bash over ssh?

I would like to write a function in bash, then export that function and execute it over ssh. Is that possible, and if yes, how? I tried #!/bin/bash function myfunc() { echo $1 } export ...
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SSH through router to internal file server

This is a real beginner question, I know. But I really don't seem to be able to wrap my head around the terminology to get what I want working. And since I want to do this on a router that 40-50 ...
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SSH when to use public key and password?

I think I understand the difference between Public Key authentication and Password. But how do I decide which one to use and which one is most secure in what situation? Can anybody give me some real ...
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ssh into a server using .ssh/config alias & run an alias on the server in the same time

On my laptop Inside ~/.ssh/config file I have this: Host <serverAlias> HostName 127.0.0.1 #Server IP User <username> PreferredAuthentications publickey IdentityFile ...
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Wrong number of logged in users using “w”

There was a temporary network glitch and all user terminal ssh sessions were broken. Upon logging in to the CentOS server again and running the "w" command lists a higher number of users logged in ...
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Accessing Windows Box from Linux Terminal SSH

I am familiar with accessing linux from windows, but how can I go about accessing files on a windows box from a linux terminal via ssh? I'd like to stay away from RDP and just grab files via the ...
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Gaussian, which is run with nohup on remote linux machine, gets killed when the local computer is powered down before the shell is exited

I have a problem running Gaussian on remote Linux via SecureCRT on Windows. Gaussian Gaussian spawns different child executables ("link"s) when running. For example, I start Gaussian by running ...
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Meaning of “Connection closed by xxx [preauth]” in sshd logs

We have a Windows batch script, which connects automatically to a linux server via PLINK (putty). There is NO public private key authentication, the user and the password are in the script. On our ...
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Trying to SSH into my Android phone, but connection closed

I am trying to use the ssh/sftp Daemon app on Android, and SSHing into the phone using an openssh client. Here is the verbose output I get right before the connection breaks debug1: Authentication ...
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date doesn't accept its own output

What is the option for date to give output in a format acceptable to date --set ? I'm trying to remotely set the date, using the current computer clock of my workstation. ssh user@host sudo date ...
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ssh: define group of servers [duplicate]

I am using a script to connect to multiple servers. At the moment, I am using something like: for SERVER in server1 server2 server3 ; do ssh $SERVER "my-command" ; done I have to specify the (many) ...
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Prevent scp from asking passphrase [duplicate]

I have enabled private key based access to my server. I have generated the certificates with a passphrase. So to ssh to that machine I have to do - $ ssh -i .ssh/id_rsa_server foo@example.com and ...
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Ctrl-C handling in SSH session

When I start an SSH session that executes a long-running command, what happens with Ctrl+C (SIGINT) handling? I can see that the SSH session is closed, but I am not sure who gets the SIGINT first: is ...
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Run an SSH command on two hosts whose name comes from another command

So what I'm trying to do should be fairly simple but I can't seem to figure it out. I need to kill a certain process on different boxes, they all have a defined IP range although they will eventually ...
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Why doesn't the process substitution <() work with ssh -F

I have some vagrant virtual machines. To log into them I issue the vagrant ssh command. I want to log into them using regular ssh command. The vagrant ssh-config outputs the suitable config file $ ...
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How to find from what computer I connected to a current server

I often work on one of available to me Linux/HP-UX servers (let's say it is server1) and then do ssh server2 ((let's say it is server2)) and start working on another Linux/HP-UX server. Then I can ...
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Session limit for OpenSSH server on Ubuntu Desktop 7.10

I need restrict session limit on my OpenSSH server only for one session (one connection). I use Ubuntu Desktop 7.10. Of course Version is old, but I need it for experimental purposes. I tried modify ...
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Correctly parse arguments in script behaving like a shell called through SSH

I have a server with a very limited used whom I want to be able to run two very specific (and custom) instructions through SSH. In order to do that, I have set the shell for that limited user to be a ...
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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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Do ssh_config rules cascade?

I have the following rules Host * Compression yes Host sop HostName 192.168.56.101 if i ssh sop will the compression flag also be added?
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Granting access to a restricted git shell

I tried setting up git-shell on our CentOS (6.4) system (after getting this working correctly on Ubuntu 13.10, maybe cross platform hot mess?) my /etc/passwd shows git:x:500:500:Web Archive ...
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SSH will not make a local connection without password prompt

While trying to set up a loop back ssh I am getting prompted for a password after a pub key install, this is a CentOS 6.4 server. ssh_config (grep -v ^# /etc/ssh/sshd_config | grep -v ^$) is here: ...
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Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior

I've got a very weird SSH behavior and it's making me a bit nervous. Basically the progress meter is totally bogus: so bogus that it's nearly useless. And I fear that there may be something else going ...
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startx from mac osx to RHEL6

I am trying to get a GUI over ssh -X. My RHEL6 server did not have X Window System and a graphical desktop environment. So I installed using yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop. It installed ...
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Set environment variable automatically upon SSH login (no root access)

The situation: I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a virtual machine. I regularly have to connect to my account on a university server, I do this by opening up terminal and using ssh -Y username@server.com. ...
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SSH tunneling via few hosts [duplicate]

That question is'n only about Unix/Linux - but contain something... So - given: host1 with TeamCity server running on 8111 port; host2 which will be "ssh-proxy" between client and host1. From host1 ...
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How do I play an HTTP music stream over SSH?

I know I can just do mplayer <stream> to open and play a stream on the local machine. However, I'm behind a firewall. Instead, I'd like to open the stream on a remote machine, but still play it ...
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SSH: tunnel without shell on ssh server

I have to set up a tunnel between two hosts. For this I use ssh in this way: ssh -L MY_LOCAL_PORT:FOREIGN_ADDRESS:FOREIGN_PORT MYUSER@SSH_SERVER after that, I log in to my SSH_SERVER. How can I ...
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Let remote ssh session know about tmux?

Assume I run a tmux session on machine A and from it I start an interactive shell via ssh to machine B. I'd like to change machine B's PS1 to better suit the use from under tmux; for instance, I'd ...
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Execute command on remote host fails

I'm trying to execute some commands on remote host like this : ssh -t -t -l user 172.20.20.20 <<EOF pid=$(ps -ef | grep [a]pp-management | awk '{print $2}') && kill -9 $pid && ...
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ssh (remote console) between 2 computers from different private networks

I have two computers. Both of them are from different private networks. I'd like to connect from one of them to another (to program on it remotely). I attempted to use some remote desktop software ...
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Bash: interactive remote prompt

I have a script which connects to a remote server and check if some package is installed: ssh root@server 'bash -s' < myscript.sh myscript.sh: OUT=`rpm -qa | grep ntpdate` if [ "$OUT" != "" ] ; ...
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I've installed a Public Key, but my login doesn't ask for the passphrase

I'm following this tutorial SSH Tutorial for Linux I've manually transfered the public key to the remote server and I ran these commands also because it wasn't asking me for my passphrase. chmod ...
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I'm trying to install my public key manually w/ scp

I'm following a tutorial and it's going along well. I used ssh to connect fine. Then I created a private and public key. Which leads me to my first question it says that the keys have been saved to ...
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ssh-keygen utility

Is this possible to change the path that ssh-keygen use the files from? The default one is $HOME/.ssh/ so is this possible to change this? Like for example when using ssh-keygen -R to remove the host ...
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Why is my ssh connection unauthorized although I have updated my key on the remote machine?

On my local machine I have a public key stored in .ssh/id_rsa.pub To be able to log in to a remote machine I copy this key using ssh-copy-id: ssh-copy-id user@remote-host On the remote host, I ...
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Permit root to login via ssh only with key-based authentication

I have some doubts about certain ssh server configurations on /etc/ssh/sshd_config. I want the next behavior: Public key authentication is the only way to authenticate as root (no password ...
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SSH authentication by public key and password in the same time

Something is not clear to me with SSH authentication. I have a Talend job which connects to sFTP (using SSH protocol) and on the property page of the component, I have the choice between: 1. ...
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git-upload-pack hangs indefinitely

I have the following call structure: Jenkins runs fab -Huser@host set_repository_commit_hash:123abc. set_repository_commit_hash runs git fetch with pty = False. The child process ssh git@github.com ...
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How to copy a public key to your server

I was trying to figure out how to add a new SSH key to my amazon server - I found this question and answer How do you copy the public key to a ssh-server? However I am so new to Linux/Unix and I ...
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IBM AIX: How do I set up SSH X forwarding on an unprivileged user with no home?

Long story short: I have an AIX server where my user is unprivileged and has no home directory, and it is not easy to fix this because OS-level management of this server is outside of my jurisdiction. ...
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How to set the TMOUT in Putty [duplicate]

I'm working in Linux. My connection to PuTTY times out very quickly and I need to have it remain active as long as I wish. I set the TMOUT in my Linux .profile but that has not seemed to make any ...
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SSH client authentication as non root user

On my system ssh client authentication was allowed for root, but I wanted ssh client authentication to be allowed only for non root users. To disable ssh as root, I changed the PermitRootLogin yes to ...
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Reverse connection to SSH server [duplicate]

Machine A is connected to the internet and is behind firewall so it cannot receive incoming connections. Machine B is open to the internet. I want to be able to type commands into B and have them ...