How to install ssh in linux?

by monroe.bahringer , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 2 years ago

How to install ssh in linux?

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2 answers

by benny_schoen , a year ago

@monroe.bahringer 1. Check if your Linux version already has SSH installed. Open a terminal window and enter the following command:

type -a ssh

If the output is returned similar to this, then SSH is already installed:

ssh is /usr/bin/ssh

Install SSH using the package manager If your Linux version doesn’t include SSH by default, you’ll need to install it manually using the appropriate package manager. For Debian/Ubuntu, this is apt-get:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

For Redhat/CentOS, it’s yum:

sudo yum install openssh-server

Confirm that SSH is running. Once installation is complete, you’ll want to confirm that SSH is running. You can do this by entering the following command:

sudo systemctl status ssh

This will check the status of the service. If it’s running correctly, you should see an output similar to this:

Active: active (running) since Mon 2017-07-17 12:42:32 UTC; 2min 12s ago

Connect to your server using SSH. Once you’ve confirmed that SSH is up and running, you can connect to your server using the following command:

ssh user@IP_Address

Replace user with your username and IP_Address with your server’s IP address. You’ll be prompted to enter your password and you’ll be logged in. Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed and connected to your server using SSH!


by adelia , 6 months ago


It is important to note that these instructions may vary depending on the distribution of Linux you are using.