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

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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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SSH & ForwardX11 vs ForwardX11Trusted --> beyond my grasp

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to get my head around ForwardX11 vs ForwardX11Trusted. My default ssh_config contains the following lines: # ForwardX11 no # ForwardX11Trusted yes Further, man ...
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Restart a specific reverse ssh tunnel?

I have multiple machines in the wild that open reverse ssh connections to my server. Each machine out there is using a different reverse ssh port, which I use to differentiate between the machines. I ...
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Have tmux wait until I SSH in, to complete rest of Tmuxinator script

After recently discovering tmux and Tmuxinator, I've been trying to set up a development environment to use. Per protocol, we aren't allowed to store passwords/passphrases in scripts. So what I'm ...
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Can't figure out why ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host appear

At home, I have setup a Raspberry Pi with the latest version of Raspbian and with ssh enabled. I also use a Mac Book Pro with OS X 10.9.3. I use ssh pi@192.168.0.22 to do some work on the Raspberry ...
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forward all mysql traffic to a ssh tunnel

I have a local application that needs to connect to a remote mysql server at 40.40.40.40:3306 The main firewall blocks all connections but ssh, I can set up a ssh tunnel and connect to the server ...
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X11 forwarding but open links locally

I have X forwarding between two machines. I doubt it matters, but the local machine is Windows running PuTTY and Xming. Is there any way that I can click a web link on a remote application and have ...
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SSH always refuses first connection attempt

There's an AIX box where I work and so I've not got any root access to it. When I connect to it using telnet I can get on fine. When I connect to it using SSH if I put in my correct password on the ...
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Is there a technical reason why ssh-agent lacks a sudo-like inactivity/idle timeout feature?

There are some brief discussions about the existing ssh-agent -t feature at [1], and there was a post as far back as 2001 on debian-devel [2] wishing for an inactivity timeout feature. There's a ...
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Xmove is unable to connect to X11 server via SSH X forwarding

I have a LAN where a windows machine running Cygwin (XWin server) is used to connect to a Linux host via SSH with trusted X forwarding. I connect with $ ssh -Y user@linuxhost without any issues and ...
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Why is my SSH authentication socket different from the man pages?

These two entries of man ssh-agent describe the SSH authentication socket: $TMPDIR/ssh-XXXXXXXXXX/agent.<ppid> UNIX-domain sockets used to contain the connection to the authentication ...
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What default shell to use for an SSH user limited to a single command

When limiting a user to a single command via ssh, what default shell should be used for the user? This is a follow up to how can shellshock be exploited over SSH? I have a machine that is running an ...
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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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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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Kerberos Forwarding in SSSD

So, I'm trying to set up forwarding with Kerberos and seem to have some problems. On some of my servers I'm able to forward after receiving a ticket; however, some I'm not. My system setup 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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.Xauthority file is empty

I have been trying to ssh -X to my cluster running OpenSUSE 11.2. It used to work well for me. But now I get this message: X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. Failed to open the ...
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Can't get SSH working anymore on Debian after upgrade

I have a vServer and can only login via SSH. After the latest apt-get upgrade command, I can't login anymore and get the following error message: "Network error: Connection refused". It seems that ...
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SSH AuthorizedKeysCommand and SELinux

I'm trying to use the SSH AuthorizedKeysCommand in a CentOS 6.5 machine, but I'm encountering an SELinux error. When I switch SELinux to permissive mode - using setenforce 0 - it works, but when I ...
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fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component “/”

I used to be able to connect via ssh with the user I have created but now I keep getting: "Write Failed: Broken Pipe" and I can only connect as root In the ssh auth.log I get the following: ...
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Slow terminal print out

Just installed (netinstall) debian wheezy on a second machine newer machine however the terminal print out is noticeable slower than on the old machine although the new have faster CPU, RAM and HDD ...
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How do I force ssh to use a second interface with higher metric?

I have a Crunchbang VM with two interfaces, eth0 and eth1, each of which connects to an OpenWRT VM (eth0 being 10.232.64.20 and eth1 being 10.232.65.20). I'm using Network Manager and DHCP. My ...
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The right way for dynamic ssh port-forwarding

Want my Firefox could use localhost:9099 proxy forwarded from vps server, why it doesn't it work this way? I always get bind: Address already in use $ ssh -vfND 127.0.0.2:9099 vpn OpenSSH_5.9p1, ...
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How to efficiently use Console2 with screen/tmux/byobu?

I'm using Console 2 and msysgit's bash to SSH into my Linux machines. There, I'm using screen (but considering tmux and/or byobu), but currently simply with one single-terminal session per ...
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Launching app over SSH with DISPLAY when user not logged in

After searching and searching without any luck I'm hoping someone here can enlighten me. I have a PC (Ubuntu with encrypted home dir). I wake this PC up from a shell script on my phone, the PC shows ...
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Prevent debian from hindering boot if a software-raid problem exists

I have a computer that I rarely have physical access to. All my access to that computer is done using SSH. On that computer, there's a software RAID5 using MDADM. This array contains data in one ...
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Paste clipboard content without X

I'm sshing into ArchLinux machine from Ubuntu. I want to be able to copy some text from Ubuntu and paste it into a file in Archlinux from terminal. xclip doesn't work for me, because I'm unable to set ...
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restrict private apt repository with rssh - why does apt-get try /bin/sh?

I am trying to set up a private repository via ssh. My sources.list.d/ contains the entry deb ssh://user@host:/repo ./ user is a certificate only account on host. apt-get update works fine. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Error “Can't assign requested address” when ssh-ing to remote server

On ubuntu 14.04 I have installed openssh, changed the ssh port. I can login within LAN with no problems, but I cannot access it from outside. I also have: allowed it though firewall and set up port ...
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Using autossh to create a persistent, multiplexed ssh connection without any port forwarding?

I want to use autossh to maintain an ssh session configured for multiplexing. This way I can write scripts on my localhost that take advantage of the persistent ssh connection. I'm having trouble ...
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Tunnel audio chat over ssh

I'm running a HelpDesk for internal call center employees. Right now, we can chat with employees over our web portal and remote-control their Linux Mint workstations via VNC over a secure SSH tunnel. ...
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ssh terminating immediately with message Terminated

I have tried following command on my local system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS): $ ssh localhost The authenticity of host 'localhost (127.0.0.1)' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is ...
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How do I test sshguard on debian?

I want to replace fail2ban with sshguard because it uses less resources. I installed sshguard via apt-get and it seems to be running on my debian wheezy server: # /etc/init.d/sshguard status sshguard ...
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What's the approximate data scale that an ssh session will consume?(without file exchange)

When traveling during holidays, sometimes I need use my mobile as a WiFi hotspot to let my notebook connect to server to do some task. Then a question comes to my mind: How much web data will be ...
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Avoid creation of .k5login file in a SFTP Chroot configuration

I've successfully set up an sftp with authentication on Active Directory. All users in a particular AD group are managed by SSH's sftp subsystem and chrooted into a common home directory, let's say ...
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Forwarding C-c to a remote tmux session

I have bind C-c new-window (and other similar bindings, but only C-c is giving me an issue) in my .tmux.conf. On a local tmux session, the binding works as expected, but in a remote tmux session(over ...
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Increase SSH ConnectTimeout greater than 60 seconds

I don't seem to be able to increase the SSH connection timeout much beyond a minute: $ date; ssh home-qnap -o ConnectTimeout=7200; date Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:23:32 AEDT ssh: connect to host home-qnap ...
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X forwarding from a mac to Linux fails

I have been having problems recently while trying to ssh into linux servers (Ubuntu 14.04) from my mac (OSX Yosemite 10.10). This used to work fine until my latest update, where I systematically get a ...
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Determine DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS from outside the X session

I've got mate-screensaver installed on a machine running Linux Mint 16. On that machine, I can open up a terminal and query the state of the screensaver: dan@box1 ~ $ echo $DISPLAY :0.0 dan@box1 ~ $ ...
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How to find out what triggers ssh-askpass prompting for passphrase periodically

I recently deleted the contents of my ~/.ssh directory and generated new keys. They new ones work fine, but every once in a while I am getting a gui dialog titled OpenSHH from asking for the ...
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SSH SOCKS5 proxy, is my traffic being kept safe?

So I've been running everything on my system through my SSH SOCKS5 proxy. All the network commands I type in the terminal, I use proxy chains, and I have my system set to use my SOCKS5 proxy globally ...
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SSH public key login fails without pattern

I'm running a bunch of servers with Ubuntu 14.04.1 (sun,hyperion,...) all of which use public keys (OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 on all machines) for rsync without problems. Almost all... ...
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iptables rule to transfer UDP through a SSH tunnel

The problem I have two programs that runs on two distant computers and communicate through a specific protocol. All I know is that this protocol only communicates through UDP and uses the ports 1101 ...
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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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How to pass multiple commands via pssh and multiple xterms

I'm attempting to open multiple xterms and run a command as an SAP user via sudo using pssh. So far, I'm able to run PSSH to a file of servers with no check for keys, open every xterm in the servers ...