How to use SSH
SSH stands for "Secure Shell", and it basically allows you to connect to your computer remotely. Here's a screenshot of
sshing into Ubuntu from a Windows computer:
Do note that this will not work on repl.it.
Using the SSH Server
First, we need to install the ssh server with:
To check that it's running, type:
(to exit from the command, type 'q')
Make sure to unblock SSH on your firewall. If you're using Ubuntu with
Now that we've setup the server, we need to connect to it with a client.
Using the SSH Client
Install the SSH client if it isn't already there:
Now you can connect to the server:
<user> should be replaced with the user you want to login as,
<ip address> should be the ip address of the computer or the hostname, and
<port> should be the SSH port. You can find your ip address if you don't know it already with
ip address (look for
-p <port> part can be omitted if you set the SSH server to listen on the default port (
If it asks about the authenticity of the host type
Now, it'll ask for your password.
If all goes well then you'll be connected to your remote computer!
Note that if you want to run graphical applications you'll need to have an X server installed.
Other operating systems
You can find how to install an SSH server on Windows here and how to do it on MacOS here. You can connect to SSH with the steps here.
If you have a chromebook, you can connect to ssh with the steps here. You can't start an ssh server without developer mode.
sudo apt-get install openssh-client
sudo dnf install openssh-client.
because, let's face it, ubuntu is for babies.
@programmeruser Must admit, transaction checks do take a lifetime, but it's not like you can't do other things in the meantime.
I'm running Fedora 23 Workstation, on a PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 and 4GB RAM
Ha! ancient technology.
I'm running Fedora 33 Workstation, on a PC with an AMD A8-5550M and 6GB RAM.