RE: ssh help - Red Hat LINUX 7.3

From: Koenig, Jeff (
Date: 05/02/03

  • Next message: Gene Yoo: "Re: ssh help - Red Hat LINUX 7.3"
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    Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 16:24:52 -0500 

    Make sure ssh is installed.
    # rpm -qa |grep ssh

    To see what runlevel you are at.
    Example (shows at runlevel 3):
    # runlevel
    N 3

    Check if sshd is enabled for your run level.
    Example (This is what my Redhat 7.3 box shows):
    # chkconfig --list sshd
    sshd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

    To set your server so that sshd starts automaticlly for runlevel 2, 3, 4 and
    5, run this:
    # chkconfig --level 2345 sshd on

    See if sshd is currently running.
    # ps -ef|grep sshd
    root 1030 1 0 14:32 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    root 2351 1030 0 15:11 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sshd

    If sshd is not currently running, start it.
    # service sshd start
    Starting sshd: [ OK ]

    The default /etc/ssh/sshd_config daemon file should allow sshd to work, but
    to make modifications, modify this file (then restart sshd):
    vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    service sshd restart


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Karl Tipple []
    > Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 1:19 PM
    > To:
    > Subject: ssh help - Red Hat LINUX 7.3
    > To Whom It May Concern:
    > I have ssh version 3.1p1 installed on my Red Hat LINUX 7.3 box, and am
    > trying to log into it from a Windoz 98 box using the "PuTTY"
    > client designed
    > for this purpose. So far, all I get is a perpetually blank
    > terminal window.
    > I've verified that BOTH machines are connected to my Ethernet
    > network and
    > can "ping" each other. I can also use regular ftp and telnet with no
    > problems.
    > From all of this, I assume I have left something out of the
    > configuration or
    > setup.
    > PuTTY seems fairly straight forward.
    > The problem and the question:
    > I have RTFM repeatedly on ssh, but I'm STILL clueless as to
    > how to configure
    > ssh prior to its first use. Are there any plain-language
    > "ssh for Dummies"
    > instructions
    > published for first-time novice users of ssh?
    > Thank you in advance for your help.
    > --Karl

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