Usage And Variation

  1. ssh -l username example.com Allows user to enter their username as a seperate entity from the domain that is being logged into
  2. ssh -h This command will provide a short description of all the available usages of the ssh protocol

What is the SSH command?

Secure Socket Shell is a network protocol that allows a user to securely log in and work on a remote computer using an encrypted connection between two hosts. This protocol allows for safe file transfers and administration from users in remote locations.

Examples:

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In the example above, the user wishes access the serenity server via SSH at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The format for an SSH connection is username@serverIPAddressorDomainName. A login prompt is then given, and if the credentials match, the user has access to their server space.

Try it: