Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Setting up an SSH Server on Ubuntu

Ubuntu is usually pretty good about coming pre-configured with everything you need for your system, but one thing I've found that it's lacking (at least the server distribution is, anyway) is a pre-setup SSH server. Fortunately though, it's quite easy to set one up. All you need to do is issue the command:
apt-get install openssh-server

...as root. If you get an error to the effect of :
Package does not exist

...then you'll have to run :
apt-get update

...to update your system's packages first.

1 comment:

Smitty said...

VERY helpful, thanks for sharing!