Get up to speed with OpenSSH basics

OpenSSH is a popular connectivity protocol that encrypts traffic. Learn to use OpenSSH with a quick seven-step tutorial from Global Knowledge and check out more specific tips from TechRepublic contributors.

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: