What is SSH?

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.