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

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Master Account to Upload Files to sftp Server

All, I'm building an sftp server that will be used for clients to download sensitive information. Our Medical Records team needs a way to upload the files to the clients home directory. I'm ...
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Allowing Ubuntu user on ec2 to upload and manage files in public web folder

Just created a new ec2 ubuntu instance, and i'm forced to login as ubuntu rather root. While Its ok as of standard security practice but it creates additional problems that ubuntu user cannot upload ...
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Leave remote graphical session open

I own a VPS with Ubuntu Server 14.04. I know I can keep processes running using screen, but that's true only for non-graphical processes How can I keep graphical processes alive (e.g. a browser) ...
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After moving home directory, ssh configuration is not working

I moved my home directory from /home/user to /media/newDrive/home/user. Everything seems to be working at first, except my ssh configuration. I was able to log into this machine from my laptop with ...
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Showing progress in whiptail while using sshpass and SCP

I'm writing a bash script that automates the building, copying and running of a golang app to a remote server. I'm using whiptail to let the user pick some options, enter in some details (e.g. SSH ...
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OpenSSH chroot breaks ssh and ftp

I'm trying to set up a webserver with a restricted sftp connection. I've googled and followed several walkthoughs that all appear to be pretty much the same thing. Here are my steps: Fresh install ...
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Initramfs suddenly speaks IPv6 but no SSH login

I have been running a configuration with an encrypted root partition and network unlock via Dropbear in initramfs for some time on my Utopic Xubuntu Mediacenter. Since I am actively using IPv6 to ...
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Start vino vnc server from ssh client

First of all: I googled all day and tried several suggestions on different forums with no luck The problem: I am not able to start a vnc server on a remote machine through ssh Additional information: ...
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Git and SFTP - How to separate them?

We have a local development server with Ubuntu 14.04. We use SFTP with vsftp, and Git. Some coworkers have access over SFTP (without ssh access, /usr/bin/nologin and sftponly group), and other ...
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After reboot, ssh refuses connection

I've never touched sshd_config, all ports open (22, 80, 443), ssh status says ssh server is running. I had all working before reboot perfect, now it´s all dead and I can't enter site, neither using ...
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SSH Tunnel can't connect through existing tunnel — chanel3: open failed: administratively prohibited

I am following this tutorial and I have gotten past the part where I create a tunnel from my local computer (Host B) to a remote computer (Host A) with ssh -L 19922:HostA:22 HostA however, when I ...
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how to set up a connection without using ssh

hey^^ currently I'm having a problem with a compute who has ubuntu installed on it, so I wanted to use putty and get remote access. Sadly the computer is a bit of a pain in the ass and not able to ...
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different password for root priviledge

currently I'm actually having a security concern regarding acquiring root privilege on my server. Current situation: I login using SSH to my server and I use my user account for this, this user ...
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Problem connecting to database via SSH with MySQL Workbench

I am having trouble connecting to an external database via SSH with Workbench. The error that I get says: Could not acquire management access for administration UnboundLocalError: local variable ...
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What to do with rogue apt-get process

While SSH'd into a server, I was running sudo apt-get upgrade and I accidentally caused the session to quit (Write failed: Broken Pipe) by doing nothing while the installation was waiting on a prompt. ...
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SFTP as a different user than you logged in with

I connect to my work machine over SSH. Sometimes I transfer files back and forth using using Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature. Sometimes I change to the root user and run commands. But I cannot ...
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File Manager won't connect to sFTP Server

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Until this morning, I had been accessing files through the file manager from a sFTP server by placing "sftp://servername/directory" into the Server Address field. However, ...
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Running gnome-terminal with alt-f2 doesn't set the SSH_AUTH_SOCKET env variable

I've set gnome-keyring to unlock my ssh key on login, and usually first thing I do after logging in is to run a gnome terminal via the Alt-F2 shortcut, gnome-terminal --geometry=90x40 -e byobu ...
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SSH to host machine not possible from network

My system running Ubuntu 14.04 is a part of a subnet (192.168.3.XX) and everything used to work all fine; but recently, no other system on this subnet can access my machine, though I can access every ...
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Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish

I recently got a small server and gave some friends accounts on it. They all have their own web pages in ~/public_html using lighttpd so I wrote a script to backup every user's public_html directory. ...
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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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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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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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Why is my SSH session so slow when Dropbox is uploading?

When Dropbox is uploading, my SSH session to a remote server (a DigitalOcean droplet) is extremely slow. By slow, I mean the latency is very high: I type a word and it appears in the terminal 5+ ...
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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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Is it possible to forward Windows… windows into Linux? (Like unity/seamless or xypher)

If this is a "bad question" or otherwise something you mods want to close... please at least direct me somewhere that could answer it, because that kind of thing happens to me a lot and I end up ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: pam_motd sometimes displays only partial MOTD

This isn't a very big deal but it really irritates me somehow. We have a large number of machines running Ubuntu 12.04 (server/amd64) which i frequently ssh into. We have the standard set-up for this ...
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SSH into Ubuntu server (14.04.1) Using mac terminal (os version 10.9.4)?

I am having difficulty connecting remotely to the ubuntu server from the mac terminal. So far I have run: sudo apt-get install openssh-server when I try to connect via the ip address I get an ...
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vi issue in SSH TTYs to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

After upgrading my server to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I can no longer use the vi editor to edit anything in an SSH terminal (I access the server by launching ssh sessions from Cygwin running on Windows). ...
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SSH user problem

I am sort of a Unix newbie, trying to set SSH for my 12.04 server. I have 2 users in my system one has password the other does not, both are set as admins. My object is have the passwordless user ...
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/dev/mem: mmap: Operation not permitted: Using dmidecode

I am trying to get my BIOS firmware version, and memory info using dmidecode. I am connected to the server through ssh as a root user. We recently just started moving our servers from Debian 6.0, to ...
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Create FTP account with vsftpd limited to one folder only?

Have a fresh Ubuntu install 14.04 on digital ocean. Just installed vsftpd using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/ftp-server.html#vsftpd-userauth-configuration The only things I ...
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Fresh install of ubuntu SSH only working from localhost

I installed the latest version of ubuntu on ESXi as a VM. I then installed openSSH and it worked once from a remote machine and got hung up when trying to execute a command on mysql. Ever since I ...
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SSH connection failing since I changed server port number

Yesterday I changed the default ports on the server from 22 to 1993 then restarted but now I can't connect at all. I used ssh -i keyname.pem ubuntu@remotehost to connect then sudo vi ...
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SFTP Excecute Bit does not seem to be working correctly

I am trying to replace an existing FTP server and switch the users to be using sftp. We have some strict requirements as far as permissions required on the folders. For instance on the user's FTP ...
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SFTP/SSH Not Working in Ubuntu Touch

It was working before but now it stopped working. Even in Ubuntu SDK I can't run my application directly to my device...though I'm not sure they are related. The error is: Command: open ...
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how to change desktop background in ubuntu desktop

I was using gnome desktop environment at the start but i switched to unity environment by install unity shell via this command sudo apt get install Ubuntu-desktop after this I have many issues like ...
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SSH to cluster under a VPN

My university requires that I connect to VPN, in order to connect to our cluster. I have, after a long struggle, managed to connect to the VPN using the FortiClient VPN command line interface. My ...
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Server Upgrade an 'end-of-life' Server from ISO over SSH

I have read that it is possible to upgrade ubuntu from an ISO image, but would the same be possible from a remote location over SSH? After mounting the ISO, what command would I use to upgrade? I ask ...
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ssh, problem with headless device

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a headless device. Since the last update and shutdown it is not possible to connect via ssh anymore. nmap shows the machine is up and in the network, all ports are ...
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Black screen when accessing Ubuntu remote host via VNC and vino-server

I have a headless server and I am trying to setup a VNC connection in order to access it with a GUI. Now I have only root access via ssh. I have followed most of the instructions given here Enable ...
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cannot use visual mode GUI through ssh -XY <ip_address>

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and I am trying to ssh to log into a remote server which is also running ubuntu 12.04. I am using "ssh -X ". I can log into the remote server smoothly, but cannot use the ...
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Moved a VBox guest to a physical host; network is up, but OpenSSH is not. Why?

I've come a cross an issue I really don't understand. I wanted to install Ubuntu Server on a headless box I have. The desktop sits right next to it, and adding and removing disks are very easy, so I ...
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Is it possible to login into lightdm interactive screen remotely?

I have this big Ubuntu desktop that dubs also as a home cinema PC. When I feel lazy, I'd love to be able to run the PC remotely and watch movies from my bed. I can turn it on via WoL. I can launch ...
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Reaching a login limit over SSH - How can I open more than 11 sessions?

I have a SSH connection to my Ubuntu VPS. I use it to create a proxy tunnel and it works well. I use Nethogs and "w" command to monitor the traffic. Nothing bad happens until I reach @pts/11. When ...
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Connecting to Ubuntu host not possible

I have an Ubuntu-Host which is connected via wlan (and for testing to wired net) to a local net. This Ubuntu-Host is not reachable via network by any other clients on the same network. But: If I do a ...
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'ssh -x -a -oClearAllForwardings=yes' running on my machine

I have a process with the following name: ssh -x -a -oClearAllForwardings=yes -2 user@host -s sftp running on my machine, not for the first time, and I don't remember running such (I have obscured ...
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pam_systemd delays SSH login - required?

On our Saucy servers (13.10) we are seeing long delays when logging into the systems via SSH. I figured out it is related to the line session optional pam_systemd.so in ...
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User has no permissions in sftp

I installed LAMP in my Digital Ocean droplet. I have successfully logged in to SFTP. However, when I try to do anything in my /var/www/html/ folder it says permission denied. It may be worth ...