What Is SSH (Secure Shell)?

SSH or Secure Shell is a network protocol used to connect remote systems in a secure way. The SSH provides easy access to the remote systems command-line interface. SSH is very popular between network devices, Linux systems in order to access their management command-line interfaces. SSH provides authentication and authorization features and asks for login credentials or certificates in order to authentication the provided user.

Install SSH For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali

SSH protocol is implemented by different tools and programs with different names. Linux distributions lie Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali etc. provides SSH client named ssh . The ssh is also the package name that can be installed with the apt install command like below.

$ sudo apt install ssh

Install SSH For Fedora, CentOS, RHEL

The SSH can be also installed for rpm-based distributions like Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, etc. Just use the dnf package-management like below.

$ sudo dnf install ssh

Connect SSH

By using the ssh command we can connect to the remote SSH server. Just the remote SSH server hostname or IP address can be provided for the connection. Also providing the remote system username is a good practice for repetitive connections.

$ ssh [email protected]

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