Global Knowledge’s Red Hat instructor Brad Smith offers some basic training in the white paper, “7 Things Every System Administrator Should Know About OpenSSH.” This introduction to OpenSSH covers:

  • The Basics
  • Key-based authentication
  • Remote execution
  • Piping over SSH
  • File transfer over SSH
  • Tunneling other protocols over SSH
  • Server configuration options

Open SSH was developed as part of the OpenBSD project and is installed by default on most modern BSD and Linux-based operating systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora.

TechRepublic writers have also written some informative tips on OpenSSH if you want to continue learning about this popular protocol: