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Install OpenSSH Server on Asus EEE PC

Q. How do I install OpenSSH server on Asus EEE Laptop PC?

A. ASUS Eee PC is a portable computer. You can easily install OpenSSH server EEE pc. All you have to do is update software source and use apt-get command for installation.

Step # 1: Update /sources.list file

Login to your portable PC and open terminal

Become root user by typing any one of the following command:
$ sudo su -
$ sudo bash
Open /etc/apt/sources.list file
# vi /etc/apt/sources.list
Append following line:
deb http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/debian etch main
Save and close the file. You can get complete list of mirror here.

Step # 2: Install OpenSSH Server

# apt-get update
# apt-get install openssh-server

Task: Start SSH Service

# /etc/init.d/ssh start

Task: STOP SSH Service

# /etc/init.d/ssh start

Task: Restart SSH Service

# /etc/init.d/ssh restart

Task: How do I use ssh service?

Use ssh command as follows:
$ ssh username@server-ip
$ ssh user@

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  • Dmitry Y March 28, 2008, 12:21 pm

    Task: STOP SSH Service
    # /etc/init.d/ssh stop

    Please correct this

  • Walter B October 17, 2008, 6:49 am

    How do I get the line:

    /etc/init.d.ssh start

    to be executed automatically at bootup?

  • Paulo Pires January 22, 2009, 12:03 pm

    you do it by executing the following command:
    update-rc.d ssh defaults

  • Tomaž Z. March 3, 2009, 1:20 pm

    For some reason, my installation of Xandros insists on wanting to un-install util-linux and tzdata when I try to install openSSH. Any ideas ?

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