Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Configuring ssh on Linux

Tested on fedora 13

First check ssh service is running

to check the status of ssh

service sshd status
/etc/init.d/ssh status

if it is stopped you can not use ssh

to start this service issue the follwoing command

service sshd start
/etc/init.d/sshd start

if you are starting it for the first time you will see these messages on the screen else you will see the last one only, if it starts

Generating SSH2 RSA host key: [ OK ]
Generating SSH1 RSA host key: [ OK ]
Generating SSH2 DSA host key: [ OK ]
Starting sshd: [ OK ]

now you can use ssh

to connect to another host use

ssh username@hostname