Learn how to connect to SSH servers, transfer files securely, and set up SSH.
- Hi, I'm Scott Simpson, and welcome to Understanding SSH. SSH, or Secure Shell, is a very widely used protocol for connecting to systems remotely to manage or use them. System administrators, developers, IT support people, and power users all need to know how to use it. In this course, I'll discuss the basics of SSH. I won't go into a huge amount of detail about individual options and features, but I'll focus on the most commonly used scenarios.
First, I'll show you how to connect to a SSH server from various platforms. Then I'll show you how to transfer files between your computer and a server using SFTP and SCP. Then, I'll give you a brief look at setting up an SSH tunnel. After that, I'll show you how to set up an SSH server on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Let's jump in.