What is SSH?

Posted on 2012-09-19
Last Modified: 2012-09-20

What is SSH and for What? Please give a little bit explanation

Question by:tjie
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    Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices  (quoted from a web source).

    It is an alternative to IPsec or PPTP VPN tunneling protocols.

    So I use IPsec for my clients, whereas another company might use SSH to provide secure connections between remote and office locations.  

    I think you can reasonably use either approach (SSH or IPSec).  

    .... Thinkpads_User
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    It stands for secure shell.  It is a way in Linux to logon to the command line from one computer to another.

    For example if I am on one Linux machine, I can say.

    ssh user@IP_ADDRESS

    It will ask the password and let me log on.  You can also do telnet as well with one big difference.  The communication in ssh is totally secure--encrypted.
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    by:John Hurst
    SSH can also be used iin Windows. .... Thinkpads_User
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    by:John Hurst
    @tjie  - Thank you, and I was happy to help you with this. .... Thinkpads_User

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