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What is SSH (Secure Socket Shell)?
What Is SSH? 

SSH, or Secure Shell, is a protocol used to securely log onto remote systems.

It is the most common way to access remote Linux and Unix-like servers.

In this article, we will discuss how to use SSH to connect to a remote system.

Basic Syntax

The tool on Linux for connecting to a remote system using SSH is called, unsurprisingly, ssh.

The most basic form of the command is


The in this example is the IP address or domain name that you are trying to connect to.

This command assumes that your username on the remote system is the same as your username on your local system.

If your username is different on the remote system, you can specify it by using this syntax:


Once you have connected to the server, you will probably be asked to verify your identity by providing a password.

What SSH client should you use?
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