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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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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 stronger 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 Escape characters, later in this command, 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.

Commonly, authentication is handled with standard username/password credentials, but it can also be useful to authenticate with a key exchange. This is done by generating a key on the client with ssh-keygen and populating the authorized_keys file on the remote host.

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 ...

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