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

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Enable external HD after remote reboot

Ran into this one tonight: Was on my laptop, and ssh'd into my desktop to access files on my desktop's external HD. So far, so good. However, after remotely rebooting the desktop, the external HD ...
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ssh key administration for many users, servers

My company has some remote Ubuntu servers. The access to these servers is controlled by ssh keys. Managing these keys is quite a pain, especially when an employee leaves or joins the company. Is ...
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X Server for Windows?

I'm going to accessing my ubuntu machine remotely from my windows machine through putty. Are there any suggestions for possible ways to get an X server running on my windows machine? Thanks.
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Why does SFTP timeout during a download?

My server keeps timing out when I attempt to download a handful of files at once. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS sshd_config contains the following tweaks: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match group ...
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Is there a way to have wall messages show to desktop users?

Let's say I'm away from home, ssh-ing on my home computer. For any reason, I need it rebooted. # shutdown -r +10 This sends a warning message every minute via wall, which is completely invisible ...
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How do i transfer files over ssh after sudo?

I have access to a box over ssh and there are some files i'd like to transfer to another machine, but those are only accessible under another account so if i ssh with 1, then sudo 2 i can browse them ...
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How to mount a remote (over SSH) directory to be available like a local directory (incl. in shell, not just in Gnome)?

I've got my files (mostly text/code, nothing of heavy like videos etc.) in a directory on a remote server which I can only access by means of SSH. Can I mount it on my laptop to use it seamlessly from ...
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Run (system) script on SSH login and/or logout

I'd like my OpenSSH server to start a script whenever a user logs in using SSH, ideally passing the host name or IP, as well as the user name. Additionally I'd like it to run a script, whenever a ...
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Installing git to be used in a multi-user system

I need to install git on a server that will be shared and accessed by multiple users. I assume I will use git+ssh, so each user will have a system account, but how do I go about install git and a ...
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Why are there two ssh daemons running in top?

I have Ubuntu 10.04.1 , SSH server is running fine, but I wonder, why there are two sshd instead of one? Isn't one multithreades daemon enough? Is this an option?
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Use local button styles during forwarded X11 session over SSH

Is it at all possible to have a forwarded X11 session be styled with something other than the default X button styles? It doesn't even appear to use my server's actual styles seeing as both computers ...
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How to rdiff-backup / rsnapshot / backupninja from LOCAL to REMOTE machine?

I'm a bit confused about doing backups with rsync/rdiff-backup / rsnapshot via SSH. I've been looking at utilities such as backupninja and rsnapshot. These are rsync / rdiff based backup systems, ...
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SSH-Agent can't open a connection to authentication agent?

When I SSH into my firewall server, then attempt to ssh into another machine on the local network from there I get the following error: Could not open a connection to your authentication agent. ...
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Start ssh server on boot

I've been doing my google-fu, but I can only find outdated guides or guides pertaining solely to the server variations of Ubuntu. I need to set it up so that ssh server is run on boot, so I can ...
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What's the Bitwise Tunnnlier equivalent for Ubuntu?

I used Tunnlier in windows and it was perfect. After migrating to Linux I, surprisingly, can't find anything that does the following: manage my SSH connections use Terminal and SFTP browser save my ...
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Used recursive chown on the root directory [closed]

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
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connecting and copying files with scp — ubuntu 10.04

I have a work computer. I have a home computer. I want to be able to share files between with scp, both our computers are behind routers, which assign a local ip. 198.168.0.* As well as knowing their ...
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How can I use pulseaudio over ssh?

I'd like to listen to music on my home server from work. Both are Ubuntu boxes running pulseaudio. It seems from researching that applications communicate to the PA server via TCP on port 4317, so I ...
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Disable password access through SSH?

I'm setting up a server for backing up my desktop box remotely. I want to prevent remote password access to the server, permitting only users with private keys (AKA my desktop box) to access it. How ...
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How can multiple private keys be used with ssh?

I was able to setup ssh to use private/public key authentication. Now I am able to do ssh user@server1 And it logs on with the private key. Now I want to connect to another server and use a ...