Installing ssh under Ubuntu / Debian Linux

You need to use the apt-get or aptitude command to install OpenSSH server under Debian Linux. Open a terminal and type the following command to update package database as root user:

# apt-get update

Type the following command to intall:

# apt-get install openssh-server

Sample outputs:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  ssh-askpass rssh molly-guard ufw
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 318 kB of archives.
After this operation, 717 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 squeeze/main openssh-server amd64 1:5.5p1-6+squeeze1 [318 kB]
Fetched 318 kB in 3s (89.0 kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package openssh-server.
(Reading database ... 153448 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking openssh-server (from .../openssh-server_1%3a5.5p1-6+squeeze1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up openssh-server (1:5.5p1-6+squeeze1) ...
Creating SSH2 RSA key; this may take some time ...
Creating SSH2 DSA key; this may take some time ...
Restarting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd.

By default openssh will run on the TCP port 22. You can verify the same with the following command:

# netstat -tulpn | grep :22

Sample Output:

tcp        0      0*    LISTEN  3946/sshd
tcp6       0      0 :::22            :::*         LISTEN  3946/sshd

Type the following commands as root user to start/stop/restart ssh server:

# service ssh stop
# service ssh start
# service ssh restart
# service ssh status


# /etc/init.d/ssh stop
# /etc/init.d/ssh start
# /etc/init.d/ssh restart
# /etc/init.d/ssh status


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