SSH - installing and using

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SSH stands for Secure Shell. To access a remote Linux/Unix system, you can use either telnet or SSH. The problem with telnet is that your telnet session is visible in plain text on your local network and the local network of the machine you are connected to. SSH works like a telnet but it encrypts the data being sent. SSH programs are available for every major operating systems.
Downloading, installing, using a SSH client on Windows

PuTTy is an excellent SSH client for windows. It can be downloaded at http://www.putty.nl/download.html. You don't need to install it. Just double-click on the .exe file you downloaded to start using it.
Downloading SSH client for Unix/Linux

To download SSH, go to www.openssh.com. To install, do the following:

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tar xzvf openssh-3.6.tgz
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cd ssh
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make obj
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make cleandir
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make depend
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make
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make install
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cp /etc/ssh/ssh_config /etc/ssh/ssh_config_backup
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cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config_backup
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cp ssh_config sshd_config /etc/ssh
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mkdir /var/empty

To use, do type the following:

ssh -l username remote_address

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