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What is SSH?Last updated 07/06/2009 5:57 PM | Print | Edit | History

SSH stands for 'Secure Shell' and provides users with a highly secure way to remotely connect to Linux/Unix based machines and issue commands. DCO allows SSH connections on all public servers to people with EECS accounts.

To open an SSH connection from a Linux machine, open a terminal windows and run the command

ssh <user_name>@<host>.eecs.umich.edu

replacing <user_name> with your EECS user name and <host> with the name of the server you are connecting to.

To open an SSH connection from a Windows machine, we suggest that you download and use Putty.

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