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

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Do commands continue running after I close my ssh session?

For example, I ssh into a server and run a command say ... wget, then I close the terminial window. Do my download continue? Or does it depend on the app? If so how do I know?
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running two firefox instances — one locally and another through ssh

I would like to have two firefox instances running at the same time in my laptop, one locally and another opening an instance through an ssh connection to another computer. If I just try to open the ...
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Trust SSH server based on key instead of if key+IP match

Is it possible to make the ssh client not care what IP a ssh server is behind (and if a different server was behind that IP earlier) but instead trust specific server keys? (And maybe nickname those ...
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Triggering a UI message based on a terminal ssh'd to another server

I am working in a multi-workspace multi-window configuration. I am constantly running scripts behind the scenes. It would save me a lot of time and context switching if I could kick off a script on ...
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Gnome-terminal shortcut open multiple ssh connections in tabs

I was wondering does anyone know a way to make some kind of shortcut under Ubuntu that when I click on it, it will open up multiple SSH sessions (or execute other actions) in a tabbed gnome-terminal?
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Unable to ssh into a system

We have more than 500 systems running ubuntu. When i access a machine through ssh few machines are not getting logged in, rest of the machines are logging in successfully. I am entering the correct ...
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How can I stop a terminal connection from timing out

At work I have two machines: Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. On my XP machine I use Putty to connect to some servers and can leave those windows open for weekends without them timing out. However, when ...
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Moving SSH keys from Ubuntu

I have set up SSH keys on my Ubuntu machine (10.04) and now I am moving to Debian. On the Debian machine, do I generate new SSH keys corresponding to my username or is it possible to (and is OK) if ...
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Certificate logins to servers

I have some ubuntu cloud servers running and has the iptable rules applied on them to allow only few ip addresses to connect via ssh. I know how to generate SSH-key for connecting to server ...
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How to ssh to Live CD for remote recovery - root password issue?

Is there an automatic way to SSH to a machine that booted from Live CD? I have a remote server with a HDD issue and the ISP booted my machine from a Live CD. I can SSH to the machine (lucky has the ...
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SSHFS hangs during file copy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System freeze caused by ath9k driver I use sshfs to handle transfers between servers, but have been running into problems since installing 11.04. I'm not sure if the ...
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Where can I find the fingerprint of 'bazaar.launchpad.net'?

I'd like to verify the RSA key fingerprint I'm shown, where would I find it online*? Please don't post random pages showing that fingerprint, it should be an official one. *) I know that's not the ...
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Use Linux commands on windows directories through ssh

Since I'm stuck with windows at work. I'd like to use a Ubuntu Server machine which i access through SSH from a windows machine to manipulate files on the windows machine. I've been moving files up ...
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What command runs when I SSH into a server?

When I SSH into a server, I see the MOTD then I am in BASH. What command is running that takes care of displaying the MOTD and then starts the shell?
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My SSH tunnels get interrupted because the host machine falls asleep. Bug or Feature?

My gnome-power preference is set to automatically sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. Apparently it thinks that a ssh connection is not a valid reason to keep it alive. Is this a feature or a bug? I ...
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ssh connection closes after successful login

I am trying to run ssh on my computer so I can control it with my android phone. When I scan my local network with overlook fing at my phone I get that my computer is running ssh at port 22. So I try ...
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How to restrict users on accessing my machine through ssh and VNC?

I dont want other users to access my machine through ssh and VNC.How to restrict this?As a admin i want to view and access all other system through ssh and VNC. Also only for my system ssh access ...
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How do I ssh into a User Mode Linux process [closed]

I have managed to startup a User Mode Linux session (see How to correctly start a Ubuntu user-mode-linux from the command line) although I'm still having an issue on startup I'm able to get networking ...
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Setting Up Automated Offline Back-Up

I am going to be running an Ubuntu Server. The server itself will be hosted at a co-location data center. I know how to access it remotely via SSH but I also want to set up a 2nd machine at my ...
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What is the difference between “Connect to server…” and sshfs?

Can anyone quickly explain the technical difference between these two methods? Going to Places -> Connect to Server and select SSH (in GNOME) Using sshfs in terminal This probably boils down to ...
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Can not log into SSH unless logged in locally

I just set up pubkey authentication on my server (running ubuntu server 10.10). If I am logged in to the server locally (at the box), then I can ssh into the server fine (from another machine). If I ...
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How to print over ssh?

I have the following configuration: P == U ---------------- W P is a HP Laserjet, connected to U, which is an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop machine with a standard gnome setup from the live cd. I just ...
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Is there a way to share resources of a machine by running a program on one machine, but display it on another?

Is there a way to sort of "share" processing power between two machines? I already use x2x and ssh to communicate between the two, but the two but that works with two moniters aswell. Is there a way I ...
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SSH pubkey authentication works only if another session is already open

Permissions are set correctly on the server (chibi). If I do not have an existing ssh session open to the server, then all new sessions require a password. However if there's already one open, ...
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Setting up ssh to a url

I have enabled ssh on one of my computer at home, so I can get to it from my main IP. No I have a domain where I forward it to my ip. Lets say this website is called melikecandycoveredfrogs.com ...
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cat command - will it overwrite?

In order to pass the contents of one file to another we can, for example: cat ~/temp_minhakey.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys Let's say, we need to append more content to authorized_keys, but ...
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copy with ssh with port other than 22

How do I copy files from my local to some remote server which hosts ssh on port other than default (22). I usually connect to the server using ssh username@remotehost.com -p 2000 Now I need to ...
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How do I define another default ssh identity?

id_rsa is, normally a default identity. However, I've created a new key and I would like to add that key as a default identify instead. How can we do that? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Why is openssh-server needed to receive incoming ssh connections?

Why is it needed? can't I just give an address:port and just "connect"?
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How do I remotely access my ubuntu virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu Desktop edition virtual machine and I would like to access it via ssh remotely but if I'm not logged onto the virtual machine I cannot access it remotely via ssh. Only when I'm logged ...
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How to get Rhythmbox running on another user account to see the audio CD I inserted?

I have inserted an audio CD. I have also logged into another account on the same machine through ssh -X. I can successfully launch Rhythmbox, but it doesn't see the CD I have inserted, even though it ...
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Add an SSH option to an sftp URL in nautilus

I'm connecting to a remote server in Nautilus using an URL of the form sftp://server.com. However, due to a thing with that server I need to add an option when connecting via SSH, otherwise the login ...
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Turning off XON/XOFF when SSHing via PuTTY

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 on a rented dedicated server. When I ssh to it using PuTTY (on a Windows machine), I find it responds to Ctrl+S and Ctrl+Q as XON/XOFF transmission control ...
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I can't open program from remote computer, why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to open a remote python program from terminal by ssh? When I open a program from my local account using terminal, it works. For example, I type "firefox"...firefox ...
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Redirect existing windows via SSH and X11 forwarding?

Using ssh -X user@host I can start programs on the host and X11 forwarding allows me to see their windows on the remote machine. However, I'd like to be able to forward/redirect existing windows. How ...
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How do I set up a server for SSH?

At my workplace (a university) we have two Ubuntu servers. One is a teacher server and the other is a student server. I am currently setting up a new server to replace the existing teacher server. ...
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Reverse X11 forwarding

I was playing with my phone (that runs a Linux/X stack) last night and I managed to ssh into my desktop and run an application and have it show up on my phone. It was awesome. Today I'd like to sort ...
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Is there a way to use a SSH connection to access SMB or UPnP files without setting up a VPN?

What I'm trying to do is set up a SSH key that only gives access to certain directories, for security reasons I don't want it to have full access to my SSH server. I already have the ability to access ...
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Execute commands on remote computer

I run a command from my computer: ssh user@server-name "df -hP | egrep '(/home|/cors)'" the problem is that i get 3 more rows: tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified tput: No value for $TERM ...
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Launch a GNOME session in a Ubuntu machine I'm SSH'd into?

I'm sshing into my friends machine and I'm wondering how would i launch a GNOME session over SSH? I need to open a web browser on his machine to view something which can only be done from his ...
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Priority for HTTP over SSH on server

My file server on the internet runs OpenSSH, where users upload and download files using scp or WinSCP. At the same time, the server runs some web applications (http), which need higher priority. Is ...
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How to test samba/afp configuration remote server?

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via SSH on the terminal to change the smb/afp configuration, I can only test the configuration from the server over ...
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Why is my network disconnecting when I use scp or rsync? [closed]

I have a wired network connection from my Ubuntu (10.10) PC (call it PC-A) to a Netgear MR314 router and from there to a Thompson TG585v7 ADSL modem. The only devices connected (by ethernet cable) to ...
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Use real browser instead of w3m on SSH connections

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via ssh on terminal and have to view a web-page (localhost) on the server I use w3m (w3m localhost). Unfortunately w3m is ...
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what do i have to do to use NX on a different port than 22 (SSH)

I have installed OpenSSH server on my Ubuntu Linux box (10.04). I can SSH to the box properly, no problem. I have to use port 443/TCP. No problem accessing a shell prompt with PuTTY or other SSH ...
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How to enable SSH server in recovery mode?

How to enable SSH server in Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition recovery mode? My display is not working (broken video card). So how can I do that "blindly"? :)
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Does SSH use any compression?

I am curious, does SSH compress its data before sending/receiving it? If it does not by default, then can it be turned on?
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How to enable a symlink in this case

I cannot categorize this question under ubuntu since it has nothing to do with it. But I know people here can definitely answer this. I login to one of my deployment boxes using SSH (no ubuntu here). ...
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wakeonlan from remote host

I have setup wake on lan service on my server. Everything works fine on local area network: root@server$: poweroff user@local$ wakeonlan AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF and the server wakes up. ...
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Can I log to a non-default shell?

I love fish. I have a nice Ubuntu 8.04 Server running some services. So I edited the /etc/passwd file, as I did in the past, to change my default shell from bash to fish. And ,yes, I made I typo (BTW: ...