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Connect to Linux by name rather than IP

When I login I always do:

ssh myuser@

Is it possible to do something like:

ssh myuser@server1

I would like to use a name, not an IP address, is it possible?

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somewhat related to Connect to Linux by name rather than IP – grawity Sep 17 '11 at 11:45

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You can add a line to your ssh config file (often located at ~/.ssh/config):

Host server1

This could be considered a little neater than editing the hosts file as it's user-specific.

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You can also specify many other parameters --- read man ssh_config for more info – aland Sep 17 '11 at 11:58

You can do that by adding the following line to the /etc/hosts server1

below the line localhost

You need to be root to be able to do that.

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