Short for Secure Shell, SSH (developed by SSH Communications Security Ltd.) is a secure protocol for remote logins. Using an SSH client, a user can connect to a server to transfer information in a more secure manner than other methods, such as telnet. The image to the right is an example of how an SSH session, which uses a command line interface, may look.
Tip: SSH defaults to port 22.
- See the Linux slogin command for further information about the Linux and Unix OpenSSH remote login command.
- See the Linux scp command for additional information about secure file copying.
- A great free SSH client is PuTTY.
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