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

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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 execute commands on remote server as different user

I am trying to connect to server B from server A using ssh and executing commands using some other user. However, when I try searching for a pattern in log file it says "cannot open log file" below is ...
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Troubleshooting SSH on Ubuntu Server

I am trying to setup SSH-key authentication on Digital Ocean Cloud server. I first added my rsa_id.pub to my account and autoloaded it to the ubuntu droplet when I created it. There seems to be an ...
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rkhunter warning about ssh root access when that access is not allowed on the system

I just ran rkhunter --check and all was good except this: Checking if SSH root access is allowed [ Warning] What does this warning mean? SSH root access is not allowed on this ...
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Single command to login to SSH and run program?

Is there a way to structure a single command to login via SSH to a remote server and run a program on the remote login shell? In the OpenSSH manual, it reads "If command is specified, it is executed ...
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How can I tell what version of OS X I'm on from the command line?

I frequently find myself SSHing into various OS X machines, and it'd be useful if I could tell what version of OS X I was on when I'm doing that. uname -a doesn't quite work, since Darwin kernel ...
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Program run in SSH accessing pulseaudio on the machine where it runs

I would like to run a program remotely (through ssh) but with audio going to the remote machine where the program actually runs. This would normally work with ALSA, but pulseaudio apparently checks ...
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Always look up non-FQDN domains as .example.com?

When I connect to the company OpenVPN they don't push their DNS to my computer, which means I have to type the FQDN for the hosts I e.g. SSH and HTTP to. Question Is it possible to configure my ...
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Add a static text layer/bar in terminal

I have a script that I use to automatically generate port forwards for SSH, since I am working in several terminal windows across different servers all day, and this checks whether or not the port has ...
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Is there a way to check a users SSH key to see if the passphrase is blank [duplicate]

I'm looking to lock down our Solaris 10, RHEL 5, and SLES 11.2 servers. It has come to my attention that some of the users have no passphrase for their SSH keys. Is there a way I can check for this ...
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How can I determine if someone's SSH key contains an empty passphrase?

Some of my Linux & FreeBSD systems have dozens of users. Staff will use these "ssh gateway" nodes to SSH into other internal servers. We're concerned that some of these people use an unencrypted ...
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Cygwin and OpenSSH

I am having issues setting up and installing the latest Cygwin with Openssh. Similar to this issue Installing SSH via Cygwin I can get this setup and working fine when the server is not connected ...
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How to efficiently use 3D via a remote connection?

I have one weak PC (client) but with acceptable 3D performance, and one strong PC (server) which should be capable of running an application using OpenGL twice, i.e. once locally and once remotely for ...
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Disable user shell for security reasons

We have several user accounts that we create for automated tasks that require fine-grained permissions, such as file transfer across systems, monitoring, etc. How do we lock down these user accounts ...
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Replacing one ssh server by another while keeping keys

I have an embedded system that normally connects via ssh to a certain system, the OS is on flash mem and nothing can be changed. I have now replaced the destination system with another and thanks to ...
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find: missing argument to `-exec'

when I'm trying to use this command var1=`sudo -u psoadmin -H -s ssh daill_scp@files.dc1.responsys.net find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -mtime +14 -exec ls -lh \{} \; | awk '{print $5, $9}'|egrep -v ...
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ssh x11 forwarding drag-and-drop

Is it possible to drag-n-drop into x11 forwarded application? For instance, I'm forwarding skype and I'd like to send a file by dropping it into message box. Yes, I know I can work it around. This ...
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How can I tell what version of linux I'm using?

Often times I will ssh into a new client's box to make changes to their website configuration without knowing much about the server configuration. I have seen a few ways to get information about the ...
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How do I tunnel traffic through a VPN and then through another machine

I recently started working from home using a laptop (A) that connects to a corporate network over a VPN. The VPN end point (B) on the corporate side then has two ports, 3389 for RDP and 22 for ssh, ...
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Transfer a file over a unstable SSH connection

I'm trying to upload some big files (around 10GB) with a slow upload speed (200kb/s) on a often disconnected SSH connection (due to poor network conditions). I'm trying to use scp, but if there is a ...
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Server freezes because of fail2ban

Lately I've experienced some problems with my server freezing or having network problems (I can't really tell which at this point). I'm running OpenSSH on port 443 and it seems fail2ban's anti SSH ...
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Can 'ssh <host> <command>' be configured to always load server-side startup files?

I would like run remote ssh commands and have them always load server-side startup files by default. I am looking for a solution that does not require: configuration by root adding extra boiler ...
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How to tar, split, pipe, untar over ssh

I'm copying large files over LAN, and I've noticed that with doing one ssh pipe, I can get around 10MB/s transfer speed. However, if I shoot off four of those at the same time, I get around 40MB/s ...
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How to set Timeout for an ssh command and also get back the result of remote commands

I have a script that runs on bash, in an RHEL server that connects to thousands of nodes and returns with the values of some 5 executed commands - It collects info from RHEL Servers only. It works ...
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How to unlock account for public key ssh authorization, but not for password authorization?

The ssh won't let me login, because account is locked. I want to unlock the user on my server for public key authorization over ssh, but do not enable password-ed login. I've tried: # passwd -u ...
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what is the purpose of -i in front of scp and ssh commands?

What is the "-i" for in the command "scp -i key *username*@address: path 1 *path 2*"? Note: I've seen "-i" used in ssh commands as well.
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Dynamic port forwarding using socat

I'm trying to replicate the functionality of ssh -D <PORT> user@machineX to tunnel all my traffic from my current machine via machineX. I do not need the ssh shell open at all, I simply wish to ...
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ssh connection to server closed after authentication immediately

I'd like to connect ssh://challengeuser@web1.ncc.ninja:2222, but after the authentication and the example output below are displayed, the connection is closed immediately. I can use ssh to connect ...
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ssh without password multiple shared hosts [closed]

Hey I know this is a simple task but i was getting some trouble do to my setup. I have 3 servers on which i want to be able to ssh without being prompt a password. But the thing is each of those ...
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How to make putty to not break my session after some time?

Each time putty is breaking session after some time if I am doing nothing. There is no any time parameter on putty so how can I stay my putty ssh session always Alive ?
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ssh connection to server closed immediately after authentication

I had the same problem as ssh connection to server closed after authentication immediately I connected to my server (in this case a raspberry pi running pi musicbox) via ssh, it would accept my ...
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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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SSH Connection closed by remote server for one client but no problem with others!

I have a remote server and I was able to connect via ssh to it but some they I could not any more! I ssh to server with my laptop and my android phone but from some day every time I am trying and the ...
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How to force ssh client to use only password auth?

If I use pubkey auth from e.g.: an Ubuntu 11.04 how can I set the ssh client to use only password auth to a server? (just needed because of testing passwords on a server, where I default log in with ...
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What happens when your password expires and you're using key authentication?

on one of the boxes I don't control at work I use ssh keys to log in. Our passwords are set to expire after a few months. What happens if I don't reset my password and it expires? will I still be able ...
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How to make sshd listen to two ports, but restrict one of them to a single source address?

I need sshd to listen both on port 22225 (allowing connections on that port from any IP) and port 22 (allowing just a single static IP on that port). In other words, listen on two ports at the same ...
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Enable ssh host to guest & guest Internet on CentOS 7 guest with VirtualBox

I have 2 CentOS 7 guests running in VirtualBox on a Ubuntu host. I want to be able to: Connect using ssh from host to guest Download/install packages from the Internet on the guest. I currently ...
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what is the difference between “ssh user@ip” and “ssh ip user”?

I am facing problem with one of the above. Only ssh user@ip works not the other way round. And I am getting the following error when I run ssh ip user sh: root: not found Because of this I GUESS ...
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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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Help with vsftpd and sftp

Is it possible to sftp setup that is more flexible then the ssh internal ftp server? I have been tasked with providing an /srv/ftp/ directory which includes mount -bind other_directory1 /srv/ftp/d1 ...
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how to display osd_cat on a remote HDMI Screen [duplicate]

i have installed xosd an used osd_cat to display text in my screen. the problem is that i cant do it on the remote station on the remote screen through SSH. I want to execute osd_cat on the remote ...
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ssh-add complains: Could not open a connection to your authentication agent

I've been trying to get ssh-add working on a RaspberryPi running Raspbian. I can start ssh-agent, when I do it gives the following output into the terminal: ...
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Putty not asking for Two Factor Authentication Code

I'm running a CentOS 7 server. So I've installed Two Factor Authentication with Google Authenticator a while back and all was well. However I can't access my server at the moment over SSH. PuTTY and ...
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Execute remote commands, completely detaching from the ssh connection

I have 2 computers, localpc and remoteserver. I need localpc to execute some commands on remoteserver. One of the things it needs to do is start a backup script that runs for a number of hours. I ...
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment: Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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What's the difference between SSH and Squid when using them as proxies?

I've been using Squid on one of my server as a transparent proxy for a very long time (years). Basically from the client I was creating an SSH tunnel between my client and the ssh + Squid server ...
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Solaris 10: how to enable some cipher or esclude weak cipher on ssh?

On HPUX and Linux servers this line works fine Ciphers aes128-ctr,aes192-ctr,aes256-ctr,arcfour256,arcfour128 On solaris10 give me error /etc/ssh/sshd_config line 155: Bad SSH2 cipher spec ...
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can't connect to remote host with MySQL…firewall problem?

I've granted privileges to thufir for remote access through the shell (correct?), but cannot seem to actually connect. The router firewall has SPI to off. I've disable the IPv6 firewall on the ...
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ssh agent-forwarding with lxc

I have a "little" problem I try to ssh using putty and pageant to server, than to ssh into lxc-container and than to other server. But no publickey is used, it prompts for password (at last hop). ...
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SFTP connect through an other server

I want to connect to my account in a server of my university. When I’m there I only have to do ssh user@FinalServer/home/user or create a folder using sftp://user@FinalServer/home/user But the ...