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

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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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When executing a script via ssh, how can I transfer variables back to the PC issuing the cmd?

I'm writing a pretty simple script that will SSH into the machine of my choice, run a script to obtain things like the number of users logged in, CPU averages, etc, and write it to a file on the PC ...
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ssh as super user

I did the following mistake on a remote server : # sudo chmod 700 / Now no user but root can do anything. I can't even ssh as a normal user anymore, since I don't have permission to access bash. ...
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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 does Linux generate ssh keys after reboot?

I installed CentOS 7, and noticed that I have rsa and ecdsa keys generated. I deleted all of them and rebooted the machine. I got a new pair of rsa and ecdsa keys. How does Linux generate the keys? ...
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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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ssh config change user for one host

I would like to connect to each server using the root user and to machin server using me user. I edit .ssh/config User root Host machin Hostname machin User me When I type ssh machin I ...
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Disable incoming telnet connections

I'm trying to secure my Debian server, and noticed that if I type telnet myserverip port# then anyone can see my ssh version. I'm a bit worried that people can do some harm aside from that. How can I ...
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SSH pipe broke while running apt upgrade. What can I do about it?

I was connected to my aws debian wheezy server and while running apt-get upgrade the ssh pipe broke. I didn't use screen or anything, so I don't think there's a way to recover that session. If I ...
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How to take screenshot of /dev/pts?

I am connecting to another server using ssh service. I want to execute some commands (like creating users) on some servers and take the screenshot of the pseudo-terminal, which is to be stored on my ...
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How to check if SSH compression is enabled?

I am experiencing severe slowdown in Git checkouts from VM. I've been told that one of the reasons may be SSH compression (either enabled or disabled). How to check that is the state of compression ...
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Non-interactive shell expand alias

I'm having trouble getting aliases to expand on my hosting account when I run a command like: ssh user@server "bash -c \"alias\"" My .bashrc file is: echo .bashrc # .bashrc shopt -s ...
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Why is my server intermittently refusing ssh connections?

Background I have an ssh and OwnCloud server. Frequently, my desktop's OwnCloud client disconnects. Attempting to ssh into my server results in Connection refused. I can ping the server, but cannot ...
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SSH: “Server refused our key” with no reason

I was trying to set up a simple backup script to run automatically that would copy a file from a Windows machine to a Linux one through SSH. As a lot of simple online tutorials suggest I used pscp ...
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How to ssh into remote machine and create new user in bash script

I am writing a bash script and would like to ssh into a remote machine and execute the adduser command. This is not working, all that I get is the --help text for adduser when I run the code below. ...
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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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How to send a mail when someone remote connects to my server

I would like my server to send a mail to me when someone connects remotely over ssh to my server. who only gives me back the Username, TerminalID and Date. I cannot use only that, I need to check ...
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SSH into Windows Server '08 from Mint 14 - “permission denied”

So I have been trying every which way to get into my Server '08 box via SSH. I have tried FreeSSHD and Cygwin. Everything works fine when I am using simple SHA pass authentication, but the moment I ...
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Connect via SSH with hostname instead of username and hostname

Whenever I have to login to a remote server, I have to enter ssh username@hostname and subsequently a password. I want to save time by omitting some parameters whenever I try to login to a server. I ...
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Binvox not working on a headless Linux server

I'm trying to run Binvox (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~min/binvox/) via web server, on an Amazon EC2 server with Nvidia GRID K520 GPU and running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm using the system(binvox, $ret) ...
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Provide sftp read/write access to folder and subfolders, restrict all else

I need to provide user access to Ubuntu 14.04 Server, only limited to certain folder. To enjoy the ssh security and not to open up new service and ports (ie, ftp), I'd like to stick with sftp. ...
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How to SFTP through proxy if there is no netcat? [duplicate]

sftp -v -oProxyCommand="nc -v PROXY_IP_HERE PROXY_PORT_HERE %h %p" user@remote_sftp_server.com 22 How can I do this if I don't have netcat installed? I don't have permission to install it, even in ...
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Immortal SSH Session

I've got a little TurnKey Linux Debian Squeeze VM that I use for SFTP. I had a user login and transfer a file the other day and now I can't seem to kill the session. I'm still a little shaky in ...
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Keychain SSH Key Manager prevents SFTP login on CentOS

I installed keychain and added this to my .bashrc in CentOs to help manage my SSH Keys: /usr/bin/keychain --clear $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa source $HOME/.keychain/$HOSTNAME-sh So on SSH login I am prompted ...
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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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“PTY allocation request failed on channel 0 stdin: is not a tty” when SSH'ing into a Debian server

My hosting space (Debian Wheezy) serves two websites (one WordPress and one Rails). Today I saw both were down and I rebooted the server. The Rails site works again and the WordPress one now says that ...
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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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How do you verify if an INCOMING ssh tunnel is still up and who it belongs to?

See edit below for short version I am having issues displaying the status of the ssh tunnels on our server. Here is some relevant info: user001 = remote client's username 123.123.123.123 = ssh ...
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New users cannot connect to server via SSH

An SSH server using RSA keys for authentication is running on Ubuntu 14.04. My original account can connect to the server using SSH (PuTTY). However, the following issue occurs: Disconnected: No ...
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Using nohup to keep a script running indefinitely

I am very new to Linux and I've only been using it to SSH to my web server using Putty. The issue I am having is this: Basically I've got 2 php scripts. One get_tweets.php constantly listens for ...
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How do I troubleshoot ssh tunnels disconnection?

I am using SSH tunnels launched via autossh at boot on a device installed at remote locations. Up to now everything was working fine but yesterday the connection partly went down and autossh wouldn't ...
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VNC & SSH : local (win-putty) -> hop (linux) -> remote (linux)

I'm gettin a headache trying to access a remote VLC & SSH. This is the situation : Local : Win box behind NAT, dynamic IP. I want to connect from here. Hop : Linux box, static IP server Remote ...
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Shell loses keypresses when running SSH in the background

I'm experiencing a bizarre problem with SSH + Bash + Terminal.app: when SSH is run in the background, the shell appears to randomly lose keypresses ~50% of the time. For example, if I run: $ ssh -N ...
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Identify the outgoing connection (ssh) with the who command

After a ssh connection, if I run the who command on the server : I have this response : olivia@olivia-pc:~$ who olivia :0 2014-09-08 11:40 (:0) olivia pts/0 2014-09-08 11:43 ...
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Cannot SSH after switching to Netgear router

I have Comcast Xfinity internet. When I was sent their Wifi router/Cable modem combo box, I was able to use SSH perfectly. However, since the Wifi from the box was weak, I decided to buy my own ...
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Operation timeout (in /var/log/secure)

Sometimes when connecting via ssh to my RHEL server, I get the following message back from the client: Operation Timeout Seems like a network problem, but when I look at /var/log/secure on the ...
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rogue ssh (+svn?) process trying to connect to a remote server

I am using a remote server via ssh, svn, and sometimes with FileZilla all running on Mac OS 10.9.4. I connect to the server with no problems (i.e. my credentials pass every time I enter them). ...
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Avoid trapping by ssh ProxyCommand

I have the following lines in my .ssh/config: Host localhost ProxyCommand none Host n0* ProxyCommand none Host * ProxyCommand corkscrew proxy.m.com 80 myserv 443 ~/.ssh/auth i.e. for localhost and ...
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Remote dbus-send error: Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name project.AppManager.Service was not provided by any .service files

I'm trying to execute dbus-send over a ssh sesion[in remote target].The dbus service is already launched by the systemd and I just want to call a method of that service through dbus-send ...
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How to tell if SSH'd into machine? [duplicate]

Is it possible to tell if a terminal is SSH'd into a machine ? some kind of command to do this for me and execute something if I am SSHd?
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SSH - Is it possible for an SSH session to take complete control of the client? [duplicate]

When I open a SSH session on my terminal to a remote server, is this only a virtual terminal, or is it possible for the SSH server that I am connected to to "take control" of my terminal? For example, ...
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SSH key-only remote login, is disabling password a good practice?

I need a maintenance user which only requires a remote login. I'll preferably use only public keys to login into the account. I thought of just creating the user with useradd myuser, adding later the ...
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Run `dbus-send` in a remote system

I'm trying to run dbus-send in a remote system but somehow I'm not able to run it. But the same dbus-send, if I run it in the local system, is working fine. COMMAND: ssh remote@xx.xx.xx.xxx ...
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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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Load a background image or set the background color if Konsole/Shell is running SSH

I want to set my laptop to load an image in the shell's background or set the background color to red if I'm connected via SSH. How can this be done? With a bash function in .bashrc? I have: Set the ...
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xvfb-run aborting on cluster

I'm trying to run a python script with xvfb-run on a cluster using SLURM; when I use an interactive session (srun) it works fine, but when submitting to a queue (sbatch) it aborts/fails without much ...
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How does ssh server defines which key to use first having more than 1?

I have just found out that on my Ubuntu machine I have more public keys to serve in /etc/ssh directory: $ ll /etc/ssh total 296K -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 237K lip 3 2013 moduli -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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Backup remote management protocol in case of faulty SSH server

I have a remote computer which I currently cannot access with SSH. The computer responds to ping but SSH gives connection refused, so I suspect the ssh-server is not working for some reason. What ...
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sshd suddenly wants a passphrase from Linux box, but not from windows (putty)

My Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu is no longer letting me ssh in via my local Linux system. I haven't changed a darned thing on either side but now it wants a passphrase and says nope when I ...
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SSH Public Key authentication - works only after a physical login

I am trying to connect via SSH to my ubuntu server with public key authentication. For some reasons I get an "Permission denied (publickey)." on the client, whenever I execute ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa ...