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 telnet and rlogin 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.
- openssh, one of the most popular implementations of SSH used today
- sshd, the SSH daemon which responds to incoming requests
- ssh-agent, which provides a secure way of storing the passphrase of the private key
- How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password?
- Forward SSH traffic through a middle machine
- How to reliably keep an SSH tunnel open?