Every once in a while, there will be a need to login into a remote server or machine and despite the fact that there are many ways to do this, SSH is perhaps the simplest remote login solution.

According to Wikipedia: Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network. The best known example application is for remote login to computer systems by users.

Ravings aside, let’s get right into this:

#Fire up your terminal on the host machine
#Type(without the dollar sign):

$ service ssh status

#(This checks whether ssh is running)

#In case ssh is not installed on the host machine, install it like so:

$ sudo apt install openssh-server

#Check your current IP:

$ ifconfig

Switch to another machine and type

$ ssh (host_username)@[IP address or network Id]


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#This should prompt you to enter the host password. Enter it and you'll have full access to the host system.

Note: Make sure the host device authorizes remote login and has no firewall against it.

Cheers :)