Openssh Ssh Client

The OpenSSH SSH client supports SSH protocols 1 and 2. The default is to use protocol 2 only, though this can be changed via the Protocol option in sshconfig (5) or the -1 and -2 options (see above). Protocol 1 should not be used and is only offered to support legacy devices. Web manual pages are available from OpenBSD for the following commands. These manual pages reflect the latest development release of OpenSSH. Ssh(1)— The basic rlogin/rsh-like client program sshd(8)— The daemon that permits you to log in. OpenSSH is the open-source version of the Secure Shell (SSH) tools used by administrators of Linux and other non-Windows for cross-platform management of remote systems. OpenSSH has been added to Windows as of autumn 2018, and is included in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

Bitvise SSH Client is probably the most feature-rich and reliable free SSH option for Windows. While the SSH client is not quite as flexible MobaXterm (I wish it could save color schemes), it's SFTP client is much better, almost on par with WinSCP, which I hardly use anymore. OpenSSH is the reference for all ssh clients.

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  • Debian OpenSSH Maintainers (QA Page, Mail Archive)
  • Colin Watson (QA Page)
  • Matthew Vernon (QA Page)

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secure shell (SSH) client, for secure access to remote machines

This is the portable version of OpenSSH, a free implementation ofthe Secure Shell protocol as specified by the IETF secsh workinggroup.

Ssh (Secure Shell) is a program for logging into a remote machineand for executing commands on a remote machine.It provides secure encrypted communications between two untrustedhosts over an insecure network. X11 connections and arbitrary TCP/IPports can also be forwarded over the secure channel.It can be used to provide applications with a secure communicationchannel.

This package provides the ssh, scp and sftp clients, the ssh-agentand ssh-add programs to make public key authentication more convenient,and the ssh-keygen, ssh-keyscan, ssh-copy-id and ssh-argv0 utilities.

In some countries it may be illegal to use any encryption at allwithout a special permit.

ssh replaces the insecure rsh, rcp and rlogin programs, which areobsolete for most purposes.


Office auto update off. Tags: Implemented in: C, User Interface: Command Line, interface::shell, network::client, Network Protocol: SFTP, SSH, Role: role::program, security::authentication, Security: Cryptography, Interface Toolkit: uitoolkit::ncurses, use::login, Purpose: Transmission, Works with: Files

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Openssh Client Config

  • rec:xauth
    X authentication utility

Openssh Ssh Client Download

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