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March 21st, 2010, 11:03 PM
Hey I have some n00b questions regarding ssh,

I have a server at home running Ubuntu Server 9.10,
And I have a laptop running ubuntu and a desktop running openSUSE.
How do I ssh into the server?

i have tried:

ssh username@address

where username is obviously the username and address is the IP address of the machine I want to ssh into.
However, I keep getting the message "Connection Refused" when I attempt it.
Do I need to enable or allow the connection on the server box? or am I just being a total n00b and missing lots of things?

any help would be great!

March 21st, 2010, 11:20 PM
Do you have openssh-server installed on the server. TO use ssh you must have the ssh into the user on the server eg: IF the user's name is frank, you would type:

ssh frank@server

from the remote system. For more on ssh, have a look here (https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/C/openssh-server.html).

March 22nd, 2010, 03:04 AM
all sorted now, thanks for the help :)

March 22nd, 2010, 04:11 AM
I love SSH, I wish someone had told me when I was a n00b that you can use
SSH, sFTP, X11, VNC, and rsync through this one magical service/port ;).

Remote file access with SSH is as easy as "Places -> Connect to Server" and choose "SSH" as the "Service Type"