Install OpenSSH Server on Asus EEE PC

by on March 11, 2008 · 4 comments· LAST UPDATED March 11, 2008

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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 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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dmitry Y March 28, 2008 at 12:21 pm

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

Please correct this


2 Walter B October 17, 2008 at 6:49 am

How do I get the line:

/etc/init.d.ssh start

to be executed automatically at bootup?


3 Paulo Pires January 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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


4 Tomaž Z. March 3, 2009 at 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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