RE: ssh help - Red Hat LINUX 7.3
From: Koenig, Jeff (Jeff.Koenig_at_experian.com)
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com 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):
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):
service sshd restart
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl Tipple [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 1:19 PM
> To: email@example.com
> 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
> From all of this, I assume I have left something out of the
> configuration or
> 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"
> published for first-time novice users of ssh?
> Thank you in advance for your help.