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Old 06-15-2005, 04:21 AM   #1
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Start a SSH Session in the Terminal


I cannot seem to find on the internet a simple guide how to start a ssh session to a remote linux machine, I have a vps and the only way i can access it is with zoc in Windows or using Webmin when I boot into Linux.

There must be a simple guide somewhere, something like starting the ftp thing


ftp> open

Something similiar would be perfect or a link.

Many Thanks
Old 06-15-2005, 04:22 AM   #2
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PS I have CentOS 4.0

Old 06-15-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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ssh -l your_username your_ipaddress
Old 06-15-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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If you are also looking for a good Windows client, I just started using PuTTY. Simple to set up for connections to different machines.

I needed a way of connecting to my home server from Win98 and this works great.

Old 06-15-2005, 04:23 PM   #5
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as long as sshd is running on the remote linux box, then you can just


ssh mcd@

or whatever. there are a lot of other options you can play around with too.


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