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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.

20.7. Additional Resources

For more information about SSH, refer to the following resources.

20.7.1. Installed Documentation

  • The /usr/share/doc/openssh-<version-number>/ directory — Replace <version-number> with the installed version of the OpenSSH package. This directory contains a README with basic information about the OpenSSH project and a file called RFC.nroff with general information about the SSH protocol.

  • SSH related man pages — There are a number of man pages for the various applications and configuration files involved with SSH. The following is a list of some of the more important man pages.

    Client Applications
    • man ssh — Describes how to use this command to connect to an SSH server.

    • man scp — Describes how to use this command to copy files to and from an SSH server.

    • man sftp — Describes how to use this command to interactively copy files to and from and SSH server.

    Server Applications
    • man sshd — Describes available command line options for the SSH server.

    Configuration Files
    • man ssh_config — Describes the format and options available within the configuration file for SSH clients.

    • man sshd_config — Describes the format and options available within the configuration file for the SSH server.

20.7.2. Useful Websites

20.7.3. Related Books

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide; Red Hat, Inc. — The OpenSSH chapter explains how to set up an SSH server and use the SSH client software provided in the OpenSSH suite of tools. It also explains how to generate an RSA (or DSA) key pair, which allow for password-free logins.

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