I have an OpenSSH server running under Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I'm connecting to it from a Windows 7 machine via PuTTY's SSH client. I have found this option on Putty client named Disable remote-controlled window title changing:

              Disable remote-controlled window title changing

... that, basically, allows the SSH Server to change the Putty's window title. But I have found no docs about how can OpenSSH-Server at the Linux side be configured to send such window title change order.

If that info is on sshd_config I have not found it.

I have only found methods for changing this window title at the client (they must be run at the client side), but this is not what I am searching for (due to I use different SSH clients, not only Putty). For example, the Putty method is at Windows --> Behaviour --> Window title:

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Additional points

  1. In order to make things clearer, let's suppose some scenario where we only have control of the SSH Server machine, and we can not modify/access/configure anything on the SSH client.
  2. The way to solve this Send title change order for Bitvise SSH Server (Windows version) is here. I don't think it will be useful for OpenSSH Server as long as it is a Linux program, but... who knows? Anyway, it is a good working example of the case scenario referred to on the above point 1: the only change is made on the server side, and the title window on the remote connecting (via SSH) computer gets automatically changed

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It's a shell feature, not a feature of sshd. You need to make the shell running on the SSH server send a title change control sequence. See How to change the title of an xterm for explanations.

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    @SopalajodeArrierez & cuonglm: Actually, this does answer the question, albeit tersely. Sending the order is a shell feature (interpreting the order is a feature of PuTTY). Commented May 17, 2015 at 21:45

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