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I installed openssh-server on two pc's. I can connect from both from the one to the other. So if openssh-server sends as well as receives ssh, why would you install the openssh-client, just to make sure nobody from another pc in the network can even try to log in to your pc?

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You've answered your question yourself - why install openssh-server if you do not ever want to SSH into this machine - you would make your system less secure for no reason.

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K, just making sure there was no other reason. Also, I think the ssh-client is installed by default, not the ssh-server. –  Bentley4 May 12 '12 at 13:08
    
This depends on the flavor of linux you are using. If you install certain distributions with minimal setup you'd might even end up without the ssh client –  leepfrog May 12 '12 at 13:10
    
Sorry I meant for the ubuntu distribution. –  Bentley4 May 12 '12 at 13:22

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