Secure Shell; a network protocol that allows data transfer over a secure channel between two networked devices.

SSH is a network protocol that allows two networked devices to exchange data on a secure channel. SSH was designed as a replacement for the insecure and protocols that send data (including authentication) as plain text.

SSH is most commonly used in Unix-derived systems such as OS X and Linux, mostly already pre-installed. On Microsoft Windows, an SSH client such as PuTTY can be used.

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  • , one of the most popular implementations of SSH used today
  • , the SSH daemon which responds to incoming requests
  • , which provides a secure way of storing the passphrase of the private key

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