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

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Why do I have to set usePAM to 'no' to manage a ssh connection?

I have a system user named user1 (the main one). I've tried to set a ssh connection between a user named foreignuser and the main one (user1). For that, I've generated a couple of keys with ...
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SSH denied after messing with fstab

Goal: repartition one big 5TB /home partion into separate partitions on a remote Ubuntu server. Approach: I took a backup of /home, then erased the partition in gparted and created new partitions, ...
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ssh error: PTY allocation request failed on channel 0

Suddenly I cannot access my server via ssh using my ssh-key. I can confirm that my ssh key is ok (tested with another server). For some reasons ssh asks user password, and even if I enter my password ...
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How to forget sftp password in Nautilus (none in seahorse)

I added the entry sftp://daniel@<somedomain> to my bookmarks in Nautilus. The first time it was accessed it asked for the password but never after that. I cannot remember which option I selected ...
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Multiple sftp users and access to a /var/www subdirectory

I have some users on my Ubuntu server with vsftpd installed. The server is used as web server and has a shared sftp directory that is accessed by public clients (by giving them the user and password). ...
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Apache no longer starts (AH02238: Unable to configure RSA server private key)

My Apache Server no longer starts. Checking the log shows that: [Fri Apr 24 18:05:01.342667 2015] [ssl:emerg] [pid 21220] AH02238: Unable to configure RSA server private key [Fri Apr 24 ...
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Share internet connection to distribute ubuntu nodes sitting behind master

I'm working on setting up a 20 node distributed system. The data nodes are hp Compaq 6500 pc's running Ubuntu 12.4.5. The master is connected to the internet and I've configured the IP's of the nodes ...
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Complete walk through on creating a new user +Key if nessecary

I am very new to all of this. I use PuTTY to access my WHM Minecraft server without any issue as root. I want to make a new account, I have googled for 2 days and nothing is working. ...
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Why can't I connect to my localhost port from a remote computer?

I'm using link-grammar server to convert sentences into semantic graphs. It provides an API though a port to do the above process. It's configured to works through port 9000 of localhost. I used to ...
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SSH outside the local network

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on a Toshiba Satellite L655. I've recently installed an SSH server on the machine and it works fine when connecting to it using 192.168.1.3 but when I try that using ...
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Using ssh as a proxy

I work remotely and I don't have access to some resources of my company from my local machine. Those resources can be accessed only from remote virtual machine. It's not very handy and I see two ...
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$password with ssh chpasswd

I've a problem with "ssh chpasswd" .. I need to implement the "$password" of register.. Eg.. I've this code.. echo $ssh->exec("sudo sh -c 'echo $user:test | chpasswd'"); When the script is ...
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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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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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How to start lxsession from command line with proper user priviliges

I'm trying to achieve two things that I can not get to work because I don't know how to correctly start an lxsession in Lubuntu 14.04.2. I boot to the command line with the following line ...
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Eclipse over X11 forwarding is not showing all icons/assets

I have a virt running RHEL5 which has Eclipse installed on it. I'm using SSH -Y to start eclipse on my Ubuntu host. My problem is that not all assets in Eclipse seem to be shown. Some of the menus ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peev

I am getting the following error using ssh to connect to a server. ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer I have no problem connecting the same server from another machine and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using SFTP with SSH ForceCommand directive

I have set up an SSH server (call it group2.fqdn) with this ForceCommand directive: Match Group group1 ForceCommand ssh -t group1.fqdn Match Group="*,!local,!group2,!root" ForceCommand ...
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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 ...