ssh is installed, it works by default for non-root users I think.
If you find any other such a way to connect that is open by default, let us know,
so we can report it as a bug. :)
For 'ssh' to work, you need the package
The remaining question is whether that is installed by default.
I did not check, but I woud expect that it is not installed on a desktop install of Ubuntu, but it will be for sure on a server install.
ssh server can be installed with:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
There may be no
ssh client available on Windows by default, as @mintyfreshpenguin pointed out.
It's the program you need to make the connection. There is a very good
ssh client that runs on Windows, named
It's free (as in "freedom", and as in "free beer" too) and easy to handle:
You only need to download one exe file, and run it, without installing anything.
(It will look complicated if it's new to you. You know where to ask if the manual and google did not help.)
There is also a installer package with some related tools that you may need later (except puttytel).
Install that if you can, or choose the separate
In the section "Binaries", either choose the "Installer" with a version number in the name, like
putty-0.63-installer.exe at the time of writing, or the
PuTTY: at the top of the list,