OpenSSH Tip: Check Syntax Errors before Restarting SSHD Server

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OOpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) is a default secure shell for encrypted communication sessions over a computer network using the ssh protocol. Usually, you log in using ssh and makes changes to its configuration file /etc/ssh/sshd_conf over a remote session. If there is an error in configuration, the server may not start (i.e. no remote login allowed). This will result in a disaster; if you didn’t have access to the remote console. But how do you find out a syntax error for the sshd_config file?
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