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Reach computer behind a NAT or Proxy

I have a home PC connected through twoway satellite modem. I cant reach from outside, so after a some research I found a solution which is reverse ssh tunneling. but I have a few question regarding ...
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Linux to Windows (OpenSSH) directory bindings

I've got OpenSSH working on a windows machine and have been able to successfully connect from Linux to Windows and vice-versa. I need to know how Linux paths are linked to windows while using scp. ...
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Mass creating users who can login via ssh keys but not with a password

I am trying to mass creating users that can login via ssh private/public keys but which can not login with users (kind of like using newusers but I want to make sure users will not be able to login ...
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After I switch default SSH ports, why does NMAP display port service as “down”

Running Ubuntu 13.04, I edit sshd_config to change Port 22 to Port 2022 When I reload my sshd service and nmap the server from my local machine, I get this: PORT STATE SERVICE 2022/tcp open ...
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Chroot sftp jail seems to be insistent on not working

So I followed this guide to the letter: http://markshust.com/2013/04/01/how-setup-chrootd-sftp-account-linux and a few other guides as well, but I seem to be incapable of getting a connection. I am ...
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OpenSSH client refuses to use a new key file

After generating a new ssh private key (id_rsa) on one server and distributing it across a server network, one server is failing to use the new key, and falls back to password authentication instead. ...
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What is the keyword in .ssh/config for tunneling in the background?

In command line option, we can specify -N -f to let it run in the background. How about the identical keywords in .ssh/config? Instead of doing ssh dest -N -f -L 1337:localhost:1337 I would like to ...
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How to make ssh log in as the right user?

I use ssh on a variety of machines, mainly linux. Accounts on these machines vary in naming scheme: if my name is First Last, then I have accounts: first, flast, last_f, lastf, and sometimes I need to ...
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change default username when ssh to another pc [duplicate]

When I ssh between different pcs I can omit my username (tom) and just type ssh pc_name instead of ssh tom@pc_name I like this feature, and have got into the habit of using it. Unfortunately, ...
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direct ssh connection when default proxy is configured in ~/.ssh/config

Here's my ssh config: Host *.* ProxyCommand /usr/bin/connect-proxy -S proxy.home.net:1080 %h %p It sets a default proxy for domains containing dots. I want to change it to connect directly ...
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OpenSSH (Windows) to SSH (Linux) key auth not working

I've setup an OpenSSH server on my windows machine and have been able to successfully SSH from windows box to my Linux machine (and vice-versa) successfully. Although, I am not able to set up key ...
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I am trying to ssh into a server and it hangs at login

I am trying to ssh into a server and it hangs at login. This is the output of ssh -v: OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3, OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010 debug1: Reading configuration data ...
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I can not match group in ssh using RSA Key with passphrase

I have two accounts on my computer. One account is named bob. The other account is for a user named joe. I am using RSA key with a passphrase. I can connect BUT when I add the lines Match Group joe ...
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sshfs “Connection reset by peer”

ssh -i ~/keys/id_rsa root@192.168.1.201 Enter passphrase for key '/home/avin/keys/id_rsa': Last login: Tue Jul 17 11:01:28 2012 from 192.168.1.240 [root@rsh_management ~]# exit logout it's ok i'm ...
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Is there an equivalent to ssh-copy-id with OpenSSH in Powershell?

I'm using PowerShell and have OpenSSH 4.6 installed. I'd like to use ssh-copy-id so I can login using a key without doing through the manual process of copying keys to servers. Is there an equivalent ...
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Bash command substitution and variable issue

I am writing some simple backup utility in bash and any output must be in JSON. I am checking for host reachability and if any error occurs, I want to print it out. However, I have an issue with ...
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How to tunnel port 25565 through SSH?

I want to play a game which is hosted on port 25565 (minecraft!), but my university firewall does not allow this port. I have a dedicated server running linux not too far from uni, so I think there's ...
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Can not connect via sshd on scientific linux 6

I try to connect over ssh to my working machine (in the same network). The machine is reachable by ping and responds with the password prompt when I try to ssh it. But doesn't accept the password. I ...
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Why my reverse ssh is closing when I try to connect to it?

I'm using a reverse SSH tunnel on Debian with openssh-server and autossh: something like -R 1234:localhost:22 with a monitoring port also set. Generally, it works well, but I'm having the following ...
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Can I use a password ssh login on a passwordless windows 8.1 account? (Cygwin)

I recently installed Cygwin + OpenSSH (package) on Windows 8.1. However, I'm only using one passwordless Windows account on that machine, but I would like to login with SSH remotely with password (for ...
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How do I skip the “known_host” question the first time I connect to a machine via SSH with public/private keys? [duplicate]

How do I skip the "known_host" question the first time I connect to a machine via SSH with public/private keys?
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How to add pointers to filesystems outside the chrooted environment - using chrooted SFTP via OpenSSH

So, I'm pretty sure this is true, but I haven't found a specifically detailed independent reference that directly answers my question. Question being: How can I add access to a resource that is ...
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OpenSSH ~/.ssh/config host-specific overrides not working

I've tried setting up my ~/.ssh/config file with the help of this guide. However, the host-specific User override has no effect and ssh tries to connect using the global username instead of the ...
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OpenSSH, FreeBSD screen overwrite when closing application

I installed a fresh FreeBSD 10 on a VM and connected via SSH and I've noticed that whenever i close a program (e.g., htop, top, nano etc) the contents of the session gets overwritten. This doesn't ...
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Forwarded connection refused by server: Administratively prohibited [open failed]

I sometimes use PuTTY as a SOCKS proxy, and I've noticed that sometimes, when the web-page I'm trying to connect to (from the web-browser) does not exist, and requires a prolonged timeout, the shell ...
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OpenSSH on a Windows box using domain authentication: can't logon

On my windows 2008 box I just did what the steps said: mkgroup -d >> ..\etc\group mkpasswd -d -u username >> ..\etc\passwd In my passwd file, I see my user like it's been pulled in from the ...
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Alternative ssh server - which is possible to configure to allow all connections without authentification?

Please tell me, is there a ssh server with this unusual capability? Or I would have to edit the source code of openssh-server and recompile?
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Can someone explain the 'PasswordAuthentication' in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file?

On this page, the explanation given is: The option PasswordAuthentication specifies whether we should use password-based authentication. For strong security, this option must always be set ...
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passwordless ssh-keygen not working [duplicate]

I've seen many pages on ssh problems similar to this but so far none of them answer my question. I've been trying to set up passwordless ssh for a while now with little success, I'm creating a blank ...
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Configuring SSH server to require RSA key

I'm trying to configure my SSH server to require users to have an RSA key. To do this I have the settings in sshd_config set to RSAAuthentication yes PubkeyAuthentication yes #AuthorizedKeysFile ...
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ssh <username>@<host> How do I find the user name and host name of my local machine?

I just installed openssh on my Xubuntu machine using this guide. It's installed successfully which I checked by doing ssh -v localhost. Now I want to ssh into this machine from my mac. I have my ...
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How can I get the root account to generate an acceptable ssh key?

On an ubuntu machine I did the following: ~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for jamie: root@mydomain:~# ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key ...
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Keep alive with MyEnTunnel or other SSH-background tunnel app

I'm successfully using MyEnTunnel to forward traffic to a remote SOCKS-server. If I don't use the tunnel for a while the connection seems to turn stale, but doesn't fail, hence the browser waits for ...
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ssh private key works for root, but not for normal user

i have a linux (ubuntu 12) server, and a windows desktop. i am trying to connect via ssh and private key the server has these files rw------- root.root /root/.ssh rw------- root.root ...
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ssh config Host wildcards and fully-qualified names

I have a ~/.ssh/config file that looks like this: Host server* HostName %h.farm.example.com When I ssh server01, it connects to server01.farm.example.com correctly. But when I ssh ...
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Win7 OpenSSH config: no address associated with name

I am using OpenSSH on win7. My home dir is C:\Users\JG, and inside that dir I have the file C:\Users\JG\.ssh\config, with these contents: Host <redacted server ip here> HostName ...
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Exclude specific group/users from ForceCommand in OpenSSH ssd_config

I want to make ForceCommand internal-sftp and ChrootDirectory /jail the default for all users accessing a server via SSH. Only users in a certain group are allowed to escape this. How can I exclude a ...
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ssh localhost password-less Login not working

I have been trying to ssh localhost into the same machine. I copied the generated public key into the authorized_keys file. It still doesn't work. I have spent hours on trying to find a solution to ...
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SSH access via different ports on LAN vs WAN. Is it possible? How to configure?

I want to configure OpenSSH to use port 22 for LAN clients, but to use a non-standard port for all outside addresses. How would this be done? What I have in mind is imagined to be like this: Match ...
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How do I enable auto-logout of Interactive ssh logins after one hour

I have requirement where I want my ssh seesion to target will logout after one hour,but currently leaving an ssh session to target board idle does not get auto logout after one hour. Below is what is ...
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SSH public keys not working

I've spent a few hours trying to solve this, but have gotten nowhere. The server is running CentOS 6 and using OpenSSH. The client is running OpenSSH too. I created a public key on the client (my ...
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ssh key reset every computer restart

Every time I restart my computer I have to ssh-add my ssh key. I already have ssh key added on github. Does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks.
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Directive 'ChrootDirectory' is not allowed with new OpenSSH

I am trying to set up chrooted SFTP access but OpenSSH is giving this error: /etc/ssh/sshd_config: line 94: Bad configuration option: ChrootDirectory /etc/ssh/sshd_config line 94: Directive ...
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generating keys for SSH

From the Open-SSH Documentation what does username@remotehost mean in the following: *By default the public key is saved in the file ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub, while ~/.ssh/id_dsa is the private key. Now ...
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Pretty SSH client for OSX? [closed]

I know cyberduck is a good ftp/sftp client, but what about a pretty ssh client that is at least separate from the terminal. I want to be able to leave it running with a reverse ssh tunnel so that I ...
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Why is it possible to continue working in a ssh session after a network disruption?

What enables the Secure Shell client and server to resume communication after one or several network interfaces in the communication path between them is shut down and re-appears some moments later? ...
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Secure remote editing of root-accessible files over SSH

As per security best practices one should not allow root login over SSH with password or keys. Instead, sudo should be used. However, if one wants to use SSH (SFTP) for remote editing of server ...
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Managing a server over SSH

I am running a Minecraft server on Fedora 15. I have openssh-server installed on the server and I can connect to it just fine. Right now, the Minecraft server software opens into a terminal when the ...
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Reducing OpenSSH session key size

I am running into severe performance issues using SSH/Rsync on a Synology NAS (model DS413j if anybody knows anything about it). Both the sshd and the rsync processes are taking 100% CPU on the NAS, ...
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Is there any way to recover an environment variable?

I recently installed openssh on my Windows 7 machine. The install overwrote my Path variable and blew away all of the other paths I use in the command line. I probably have 50 paths in there and it is ...