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|NB: Following a systems upgrade in September 2010, the previously-recommended server software for Secure Shell on Windows PCs not longer works. Windows users should install different software, as detailed here.|
|What is Secure Shell ?|
Secure Shell provides a way to log into another computer over a network and move files from one computer to another (thus copy files to and from your m-drive) and to execute commands on a remote computer (via a telnet like connection).
It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure channels and is intended as a replacement for telnet, rlogin, rsh, rcp and ftp.
Additionally, Secure Shell provides
secure X connections and secure forwarding of arbitrary TCP connections. You can
also use Secure Shell as a tool for things like rsync and secure network backups.
|How do I use Secure Shell ?|
There must be Secure Shell server software running on the computer to which you wish to connect. Such software runs on the Service's public access UNIX servers.
You must also be using Secure Shell client software on the computer from which you are connecting. Such software can be downloaded from the links below:
|Key fingerprints of Computing Service public access Unix machines|
Any computer running Secure Shell server software has a unique key fingerprint, which is reported to you when you first make a connection. You should check this signature against the published key for the server, to confirm you are actually connecting to the server you believe you are. The key fingerprints of the public access unix machines are as follows (in two formats: different Secure Shell clients may report the key in either)