Secure Shell 4.6

Date of last revision: 07/20/2007

Secure Shell allows you to make encrypted connections to and from other hosts on the internet.

Secure Shell 4.6 help index:


Running Secure Shell 4.6


ssh <hostname>

Known Bugs

To verify that you really are connecting to the host you think you are, ssh keeps a "fingerprint" for each host you connect to. Unfortunately, it bases this fingerprint on the hostname you use, rather than the actual hostname of the remote system.

This means that if a remote system is known by multiple names, and you connect using different names, ssh will save a separate fingerprint for each name you use.

It also means that if a name points to more than one system ( is a good example), you are very likely to see warnings that the fingerprint does not match.


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