Configuring SSH on Ubuntu 8.10

The first issue that I had after installing Ubuntu 8.10 was that I could not connect to SSH on it because SSH server is not installed on Ubuntu 8.10 and it never asked me if I wanted to make a selection of what software packages I need to have installed. I guess thats why they are making a less then 25 min install promise.

Here’s how you can enable / configure / install SSH on your Ubuntu 8.10
Open a terminal window by selecting the Applications menu and selecting Terminal from the Accessories menu. In the terminal window enter the following command and press enter to execute it

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

It will automatically download and install the SSH serve and configure it to run on port 22 (default port).

Ubuntu 8.10 SSH Access
Ubuntu 8.10 SSH Access

I will write another article to explain how you can change the port or enable / disable the SSH server.

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