SSH, otherwise known as "Secure Shell", is a method for securely connecting to a remote computer.

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Why does this scp command fail? (Host Key Verification failed)

Today I learned that I can execute simple commands without actually ssh'ing into the target host. For example, when I run this commmand ssh target_machine ls /tmp The machine will ask for my password ...
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How to create users using their public key?

I would like to create accounts on VPS running Ubuntu 14.04. And I want to use their RSA public keys, so do I need to copy the content of the file and paste it inside the /.ssh/authorized_keys file? ...
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How do I unlock my SSH keys on login in Ubuntu Server?

I'm making a new server that will pull backups from multiple sources on a schedule, so I'd like it to connect via SSH using a key. Setting this up in Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop is trivial, you write the ...
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Can't connect to SSH with new user

I created a new user, test. I have done the following to the account: I've given test sudo permission I've added test to AllowUsers in nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config I've generated a new SSH key pair, ...
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No MOTD on Ubuntu 14.04…?

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. When I SSH, there is no MOTD (and yes, I have the appropriate command set in sshd_config). I read a bunch of tutorials about setting up MOTD, but I ...
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How to sync using port forwarding

I have my home computer A and a work computer C that I want to synchronise using unison. In the middle is a work computer B. A can communicate with B and B can communicate with C directly but A and C ...
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How do I detect if the current session is an SSH session via bash?

I would like to detect whether the current user session is from an SSH connection - that is, whether the user is physically sitting at the computer that hosts the current terminal or whether he is ...
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Can't start firefox on remote server without crashing X on local host

Running: Ubuntu 13.10 The situation is the following: I log in to the remote server with ssh -X user@remote and that is fine. However, once logged in, I type firefox it crashes the local X-session. ...
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SSH configuration problems with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm stumped, after reading online for a bit. I'm trying to enable agentforwarding on all hosts (I know this isn't recommended, but I know the servers I'll be touching from this box) and to disable ...
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Access Ubuntu SSH Server from Ubuntu Desktop

Hi I have a Ubuntu Server and I have configured public and private key on that server. Previously I was using Windows 7. So I just installed Putty and was accessing my Ubuntu Server from Windows 7 ...
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Set user- or group-specific MOTD in SSH

I would like to disable or change the MOTD shown on SSH login on a per-group/per-user. This question on SuperUser has an answer stating that I can use Match blocks in sshd_config. However, man ...
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Directory / File Permissions [duplicate]

I want to start out by apologizing if this question has already been answered somewhere else and I just haven't run across it yet. I have been searching Ask Ubuntu as well as many other forums for ...
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How access openssh-server with external IP address from outside the Local Area Network

How can I use my new openssh-server with the external IP address from outside the Local Area Network? The purpose is that an external computer administrator from outside the Local Area Network should ...
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Is there a way to limit traffic to just SSH?

I am going to be using my phone as a mobile hotspot so I can SSH from my laptop into my home server, as the phone is my only available data currently. Is there a way to limit the connections on the ...
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Cannot find google chrome terminal command

I'm connecting to my machine at the university using the ssh - X command. I want to launch google chrome from my terminal in order to get access to some website only available through my university's ...
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I cannot install openssh-server [duplicate]

When I go to install, I get this error: $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server The following packages have unmet dependencies: openssh-server : Recommends: ssh-import-id but it is not going to be ...
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SSHFS tutorial clarification in help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS describes how to use SSHFS. The description is somewhat ambiguous. I have tried several combinations of the permissions and ownerships of the directories ...
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How to connect to a local forwarded port from a third machine.

If I ssh connect into a server for VNC, for example, ssh root@IP -L6500:localhost:5901 I can connect to VNC just fine on that machine (locahost:6500). But if I have a phone on the local network, ...
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can I use scp in same network(wifi) to send file

while reading about file transter in linux I got: We can also move files securely using Secure Copy (scp) between two networked hosts. scp uses the SSH protocol for transferring data. To copy a local ...
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Trying to establish a remote SMB connection over SSH

Please be gentle with me I'm new to Ubuntu and have a basic network knowledge! I'm trying to establish an SMB share via a secure ssh connection from a windows PC to a remote Ubuntu machine. Some ...
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My ssh connecting time is slow. How can I correct this?

My connection was very slow while I was trying connect to a server. ssh -vvv username@server_ip OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config ...
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Setting up a preferred network interface in linux

I need to set up the network interfaces of a linux box running Ubuntu Server. The box will be deployed in an industrial vehicle and will operate headless (i.e. no monitor, no keyboard/mouse). The ...
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Installing ubuntu server using Network Console

I have a bit of a weird situation, I have a laptop (an old Macbook 3,1) with a half broken screen. I want to install Ubuntu server on the computer but it turns out to be quite a difficult endeavour. ...
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Mount and external hard drive on an Amazon ec2 Ubuntu server

I'm using the amazon EC2 servers for the first time, so I'm sorry if i'm not understanding something obvious. I alredy created and connected to an EC2 instance with a ssh connection. I'm trying to ...
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If I turn on the Firewall I cannot connect to the internet

I run GUFW but even on any setting I cannot access the internet if its turned on. Why would this be? I also noticed in the "Listening" box that theres a lot of info going on which I don't understand ...
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SSH + Keys + noip

I'm hoping you guys can help. I've been searching for along time with reading the information on noip.com and couldn't figure out anything. I've set up an SSH server on a home computer. I changed ...
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Trouble ssh connecting with Putty from windows to ubuntu

Hello all I've been looking all over this form for answers but I just can't seem to get it right. First time ubuntu user, and linux user for that matter. I have openssh-client and openssh-server ...
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I can SSH into box just fine, but how to automate mounting and unlocking encrypted home dir? [closed]

I have my SSH keys in /etc/ssh this means I can SSH into my box even though my encrypted home dir is not mounted and unlocked. When I SSH into my box I am required to manually mount the home dir. ...
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Restrict users to sftp access only

I want to jail a group of users with access only to a /var/www/mysitename.com pattern of directory via sftp alone. I do not want to provide shell access either.
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no longer able to log into ubuntu computers on lan using ssh and ssh clients

I have a mix of windows and ubuntu linux machines on my home network, and had been able to use ssh. Now when I try to login over my LAN to one of the linux machines using putty I get a "connection ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server reboot issues after updates

I have a 12.04 LTS ubuntu server (I used the how to forge guide to setup apache, php, postfix, dovecot, bind and ISPConfig). I have noticed a somehow random reboot issue which I have eventually ...
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ssh-copy-id no identities found ubuntu error

I have two machines that were setup exactly the same with the same name and users and everything exactly the same. Each machine has two users with this names userA (userA@UserA) and userB ...
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SSH keyfiles not found after changing desktops

Recently I changed my desktop from Ubuntu default (Unity) desktop to Kubuntu desktop. What I cannot understand is why this causes errors with my SSH keyfile configuration. F.E. there is a "user" user ...
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Cannot SSH from Ubuntu, but can from Windows

Since the past few days, I cannot SSH to any server from Ubuntu! I am not sure why or how it began. When I try to SSH to any server, connection is established and I see the prompt for password. If I ...
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How to connect to my computer from a chromebook via SSH?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and I'd like to be able to remote into it when I'm on the road. How can I set up my desktop to allow me to connect remotely from my Chromebook via SSH? How long would ...
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Secure SSH Server from brute-force? [duplicate]

I'm just a newbie in Linux and recently got a VPS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server). How can I secure its ssh server from brute-force attacks?
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Duplicating motd and more

Here's what it is currently like: Last login: Sun Oct 5 12:35:30 on ttys000 Corys-Mac-mini:~ cory-$ ssh cory@192.168.1.209 ////////////////////////////////////////////// ...
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14.04: How to ssh/scp as root with NO password prompting? [duplicate]

We upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. We have a dozens of processes that perform automation tasks for us and we use root with ssh/scp. After the upgrade root couldn't ssh/scp into the servers at all. We ...
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Vagrant won't run when setting up Homestead

I went through all the steps from this manual of how to setup Homestead. I've got a problem, when I try to run the vagrant box: mysystem@me:~/Google Drive/Homestead$ vagrant up Vagrant failed to ...
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login to “front end gui” from ssh (together with Synergy)

So, I have 3PC on my desk, all running ubuntu 14.04 64bit. and all running the latest version of Synergy, so that I only use one keyoard and one mouse to control 3 PCs and 4 monitors. this works ...
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No windows partition's avaliable

Ok so, I'm connected to my laptop remotely via SSH. I have 3 partition's 2for win and one for Ubuntu. I wanted to check something on my windows partition but it's not showing up.. The worse is that it ...
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OpenSSH/Git Problem under Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and am trying to clone a git repository via ssh. Unfortunately this does not work due to problems with openssh-client. In the beginning I was unable to connect to the SSH ...
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Tripewire database and PTS for remote server

I am tried of the false positive caused by Tripwire scan finding that /dev/pts/0 has been removed. This connection is created for my SSH session when I remotely manage the system and update the ...
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ssh with pem file as someone else

I have a development machine and a server. On my development machine I am logged in as akonsu, on the server I use user ubuntu. On my development machine I have created an RSA key pair, and I have ...
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Installing Google 2 step Authentication causes SSH to not connect

I am following the instructions here https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-ssh-with-two-factor-authentication After making the changes listed to /etc/pam.d/sshd and ...
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DigitalOcean droplet root password not accepted for client, but works for console

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 droplet with PubkeyAuthentication set to yes and PermitRootLogin set to no. Since I created it, my pubkey has worked fine. For some unknown reason today it's not accepting my ...
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Locked myself out of remote server

Before I left, I've set up an old computer with Lubuntu 14.04 32-bit. While trying to set up rtorrent, I did something to lock myself out while following this tutorial. Normally my computer has one ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue? [duplicate]

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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Unable to reach server by SSH

In a state of "only 10 more minutes left until the weekend" I did an apt-get upgrade last Friday to ignorantly fix the reported shellshock error. The upgrade seemingly went fine and I logged of the ...
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How to set up ssh on a lubuntu vm (VirtualBox) and windows host

I've set up a Lubuntu vm using VirtualBox on my Windows 8 desktop and I want to connect my laptop, which is dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, to the Lubuntu vm via SSH. I've gotten as far as ...