On Sat, 2009-06-06 at 13:24 -0500, Gregory P. Ennis wrote: > On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 23:39 -0700, gmspro wrote: > > Would anyone tell how to use ssh command in brief? > > > > Cris gave a great explanation. and looking at the man page is also a > must. > > In practical terms ssh replaces telnet so that your computer to computer > connections can be accomplished with encrypted tcp/ip packets. You can > establish computer to computer connections with telnet, but it does not > customarily encrypt which means the content of your connection can be > sniffed and understood by someone monitoring your network. ssh prevents > the sniffer from understanding what is being sent from computer to > computer. > > Because ssh is so much better than telnet, telnet servers are usually > turned off and not used. > > Greg > Chris' explanation is good. May I suggest the original questioner needs to "find" the information needed to connect to "that particular" ssh server. The original questioner may need to talk with the person (ssh server administrator) who is running the ssh server. The ssh server administrator should have a cookbook telling how to connect to his server. I am assume the original questioner is not the ssh server administrator. The ssh server administrator can configure which ssh protocol version(s) of ssh will work, what types of authentication will work, whether X11 will will be forwarded, and many other options. The ssh server administrator can even force a particular user to execute a specific program when the user tries to connect. The ssh server administrator will need to create an account and make configuration changes to allow people to connect to that account. Sometimes, a ssh server administrator might create an "anonymous" account that runs a particular program, such as cvs to allow people to anonymously retrieve source code. In every case that I can think of, the original questioner will need to find documentation on how to connect or will need to talk with the ssh server administrator. I would also suggest, using the "-v" option on the ssh command. I believe one can type ssh -v -v -v user host From "man ssh", " -v Verbose mode. Causes ssh to print debugging messages about its progress. This is helpful in debugging connection, authentica- tion, and configuration problems. Multiple -v options increase the verbosity. The maximum is 3. " The output from the "-v -v -v" options may help the ssh server administrator help the original questioner find out what is wrong when the original questioner tries to connect.
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