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Old 07-09-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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Question about using SSH for the first time


Greetings,
I am just starting to learn how to use SSH in Linux's terminal console for the first time. My question is this; when I try to SSH into some remote object (let's say a Bulliten Board System for example), doesn't that remote object have to also have SSH installed and running as well or does it matter?

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Old 07-09-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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The machine you want to connect to has to have a SSH server running, for the machine you are connecting from the client is sufficient.
 
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And you also need to have an account on the remote machine to log into (username and a password or key file). You won't be able to ssh into a bulletin board system unless that bulletin board system is running an active ssh server and you have a user account, both of which are unlikely, I would think.
 
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both of which are unlikely, I would think.
... why is it unlikely?
 
Old 07-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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A BBS is typically just a web service for message passing, why would they grant users dedicated accounts on the operating system itself with ssh access? I mean they could, I suppose, but I doubt it. If I ran a BBS I certainly wouldn't do that, it would be a security nightmare.
 
  


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