Before we leave the topic of SSH, there's another trick that benefits convenience, and that is the creation of a
~/.ssh/config file. This file doesn't exist by default, but if it's found, SSH will parse it and you'll be able to benefit from it.
~/.ssh/config file allows you to list servers that you connect to often, which can simplify the
SSH command automatically. The following are example contents from a hypothetical
~/.ssh/config file that will help me illustrate what it does:
host myserver Hostname 192.168.1.23 Port 22 User jdoe Host nagios Hostname nagios.local.lan Port 2222 User nagiosuser
In the example contents, I have two hosts outlined,
nagios. For each, I've identified ...