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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

ssh

Synopsis

                  ssh [options] hostname [command]

Securely log a user into a remote system and run commands on that system. The version of ssh described here is the OpenSSH client. ssh can use either Version 1 (SSH1) or Version 2 (SSH2) of the SSH protocol. SSH2 is preferable, as it provides better encryption methods and greater connection integrity. The hostname can be specified either as hostname or as user@hostname. If a command is specified, the user is authenticated, the command is executed, and the connection is closed. Otherwise, a terminal session is opened on the remote system. See later under “Escape characters” for functions that can be supported through an escape character. The default escape character is a tilde (~). The exit status returned from ssh is the exit status from the remote system or 255 if there was an error.

Options

-1

Try only SSH1.

-2

Try only SSH2.

-4

Use only IPv4 addresses.

-6

Use only IPv6 addresses.

-a

Disable forwarding of the authentication agent connection.

-A

Allow forwarding of the authentication agent connection. Can also be specified on a per-host basis in a configuration file.

-b bind_address

Specify the interface to transmit from when there are multiple available interfaces or aliased addresses.

-c blowfish|3des|des|ciphers

Select the cipher for encrypting the session. The default is 3des. For SSH2, a comma-separated list of ciphers can also be specified, with the ciphers listed in order of preference. des is supported only for legacy SSH1 ...

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