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OpenSSH Tutorial



Open SSH  is a connectivity tool for secure remote access to your seedbox. It is based on SSH protocol. It encrypts your traffic to eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking and other cyber security attacks.

How to access your seedbox using Open SSH on the Windows system. For accessing your seedbox using OpenSSH you first need to install OpenSSH on your seedbox.Let’s look into the installation of Openssh on evoseedbox.

1. Login to your client area and search for OpenSSH in the apps section.

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2. Click on the install button and once the installation is complete open the app from the installed app section as shown below.

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You will be able to see a pop-up where your host id and port number which will be used for creating a connection.

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This completes our OpenSSH installation on our Seedbox.To use Openssh on windows we need to first install openssh client on our windows too. This link will guide you how to check if Openssh is installed or not and also how to install it  if not already installed.



3. Once Openssh client is installed.Open powershell on windows by searching ‘Power Shell’ in windows apps.

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4. On opening the Power Shell type ‘ssh’ and hit enter. If Openssh is correctly installed  you will see the openssh usage guide as shown below.

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5. Now to connect to your seedbox type ssh command with the username  provided in the FTP detail and hostid(provided in OpenSSH window).

Following format should be used: ‘ssh [email protected]  -p  port no’

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You will asked to enter password which you can get from the FTP detail.

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6. After entering the password you should be able to use Openssh as shown below.

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Using Openssh on Ubuntu

Similar to Windows , first install openssh on your seedbox and note the host id and port no as reference for making connection. Now lets try connecting your seedbox using Openssh on ubuntu system.

  1. Open terminal on your system and type following command:

‘sudo apt update ‘

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2. Once the above command execution is complete . Type ‘ sudo apt install openssh-client’ and press enter.

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If you face an error as shown in the screenshot above, you need to kill the ongoing process which is using apt.

3. Type ‘ ps aux | grep -i apt’ and press enter which will list all the process ids which are currently using ‘apt’.

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4. Kill the process using the command ‘sudo kill <process id>’. After th process has been terminated try again to install openssh client using the same command ‘sudo apt install openssh-client’

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5. You can now test your installation by creating a connection to your seedbox as mentioned in the windows openssh connection section. Ex. ssh <username>@<host id> -p <port no.>

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You will be prompted to enter password and accept SH256 signature after which connecting process will be complete.

Updated 20 May 2021
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