OpenSSH

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OpenSSH provides tools that allows you to encrypt all traffic to help manage eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks to your Internet while providing secure tunneling capabilities and more.

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Elda G.
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"OpenSSH"

What do you like best?

It offers a remote connection to another server or pc, encryption of information for security when transferring data, log management to view all the event of the service

What do you dislike?

Need for computer skills (commands), does not have a graphic environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is easy to use, it is secure since it is encrypted and it allows us to access any server that has installed the openssh to perform the work we want to do, without limitations

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It gives us the opportunity to connect remotely and in an encrypted way to all the servers where our web services are hosted, for having command line knowledge, it does not make the graphical environment indispensable, in reality the administration of servers is done better by lines of command, so openssh is an excellent tool

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Christopher M.
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"Our default SSH server on RedHat"

What do you like best?

We have been using OpenSSH on our RedHat 6 and RedHat 7 servers for several years. I'm not sure if this is somethibng that comes default on Rackspace's Redhat servers or if they make it for us. Either way it generally just works. The thing I like most about it is that I have no problem running our JSCH programs that connect to the various servers running SSH from within a Java Thread

What do you dislike?

One thing I disliked, and this might be nitpicking or might be my ignorance, but I couldn't get it working on Windows with Cygwin. For whatever reason I just couldn't get it working

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it? Not sure really, it just works.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Jenkins automation. We've always used SSH for remotely accessing a box, but it;'s become especially useful to run some of our post deployment shell scripts that execute bash on a remote server via ssh after a jenkins build.

What Encryption Key Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Eduardo G.
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"Essential tool of all linux"

What do you like best?

OpenSSH it's a tool integrated in all Linux operative systems that allows to connect between different Linux computers. With OpenSSH and a terminal you can open ssh tunnel, secure and safe. Throw this tunnel you can copy files and run commands.

One of the best things that you can do with OpenSSH it's transmit a port of remote computer to your computer.

What do you dislike?

In OpenSSH there aren't a graphical interface to configure it or to use it, and you needs wide knowledge to use it in safe mode

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenSSH it's a free software to connect different computer. There aren't better alternatives, in fact OpenSSH it's the only option in the majority of systems.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically I use to communicate with my servers to admin them.

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"The best tool for remote control on linux"

What do you like best?

It's already pre-installed and it is very easy to use. I like the sharing of the keys most because typing a password can be a problem in a terminal sometimes. Also, the SFTP protocol is really really useful for file transfer over ssl-encrypted lines.

What do you dislike?

It would be cool if it was readily available as a server on windows too, but Windows is just so different as it doesn't use bash.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know your commands. That all I have to say. Knowing your network stack and topology can help too.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy and pre-installed remote control access and tunneling. All using bash.

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"One of the essential programs if you work in linux"

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is one of this programs that are essential for everybody that works in Linux, it's a GNU progrma that gives you the option to connect to other machines with the terminal. There are interesting options like open a ssh session with X environment forwarding, or use ssh to make tunnel a port

What do you dislike?

There are nothing bad in this software. From the last 10 years I can say that it's perfect.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its an essencial program to every user of linux.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows me to connect to another computers of partners or connect to the servers of code.

Amr M.
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"The Great OpenSSH"

What do you like best?

Its a great software makes you to create secure connection encrypted for advanced users because it work with Dos Commands based on secure shell and providing secure tunneling.

you can use it to connect anything with no leak in data because its fast and save

it works with multiple authentication for secure tunnel between server and client .

What do you dislike?

it works under Dos no GUI to interact but instead it give strong encrypted connection

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it helps me well to connect another machines in another country as VPN.

its good and easy to use with small commands

it can bypass internet firewall to access the blocked sites .

it helps if we want to transfer some important data over the internet with secure connection so we use Openssh

Judith C.
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"Essencial application for administrators"

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is a simple application that allows you to connect to other computers running linux. You simply open a terminal and decide which computer you want to connect to. It should be noted that only terminal port works, although you can redirect graphic applications traffic through the tunnel

What do you dislike?

In general, OpenSSH fulfills its mission, allowing to connect to computers. For my use it is perfect

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenSSH is a basic application for administrators and users of linux environments. Basically it allows you to connect to different computers and move files between them.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenSSH allows me to connect to the different servers I manage, such as web or database servers, as well as connect to colleagues' computers to pass files.

Pilar M.
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"Default SSH services on all environments."

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is the most used SSH services in production / non-production environments. It's a terminal application that works really good, without any doubt is one of the most important tools of the Sysadmins.

It allows the port forwarding throw the ssh tunnel, that means that you can connect to a port of other network although you don't see this port.

What do you dislike?

It's easy to configure, but a bit difficult to configure security settings, like certificates to use or policies of discovering.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the best alternative. Also you can pass graphical applications throw the ssh tunnel.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically we connect to servers with SSH or between our computers. Also it's used to connect from home to work computer

Connor H.
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"Administration Made Easy"

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is the default SSH package installed on most *nix distributions, I've never had to install anything else to make SSH work, it just does out of the box. OpenSSH is easy to configure and is packed full of useful features that make server administration a breeze. You can define various settings on a per-host basis using a dead simple configuration format so you never have to remember what arguments to use.

What do you dislike?

Like many *nix tools, OpenSSH serves its documentation in a format similar to man-pages. To a user unfamiliar with man pages finding the right thing can become a witch hunt when all you need is a single argument. More newcomer friendly documentation would definitely make OpenSSH the perfect tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to learn the man pages format first or you may find yourself struggling to look up the correct information.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to give developers access to things like databases and various network applications that were hosted off servers on a private network, through SSH tunnels we were able to give them the access they need without exposing the servers to the outside world.

James D.
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"How else do you plan to access a *nix server remotely? "

What do you like best?

Open SSH is a very powerful remote access tool. It runs on just about anything *nix based, from Linux to BSD to OS X.

I use it daily for server configuration and monitoring.

Its fast and secure.

Provides full console access as if you were siting in front of a terminal.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything to like about OpenSSH, it is the industry standard of remote connection to a *NIX server.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There really isn't anything better than OpenSSH for remote administration of a *NIX server. It is by far my most used tool in administration!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open SSH allows us to manage headless servers without the need of a resource window server. Its faster and more secure than telnet and saves the time and effort of switching monitors around on servers or connecting a console cable.

M. Serhat D.
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"Administer Remote Servers Securely"

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is a key tool for system administration. It is totally free and provides you secure connections with any remote machine. OpenSSH is the default SSH agent of many popular linux distributions. I have been using Ubuntu for a long time and I never needed to install another package to handle my remote connections. OpenSSH is highly customizable, you can set your own connection settings both from command line and configuration files.

What do you dislike?

Learning all the SSH commands and tricks takes time. Generating SSH keys, configuring the environment and setting up preferences requires experience. OpenSSH is an old software but it is not well documented yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenSSH is the most popular SSH client for Linux distributions. It is simple, efficient and secure. OpenSSH will cover mostly all your needs to administer a remote machine and run commands on them. If you are looking for an SSH client solution, I suggest you to try OpenSSH first.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm managing my personal website with SSH connection and OpenSSH. I made all my remote servers managable with SSH connection. VPN and SSH are pretty efficient together. As an experienced linux system administrator I have been administering all the remote servers with SSH connection, which is kind of industry standard.

Scott K.
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"An easy, secure way for remote shell connections and thensome"

What do you like best?

I like the fact it's the industry standard for establishing remote secure connections, whether it be shell (cli) or using it for other features, such as copying files, or even VPN tunnels. Having the ability to custom configure hosts in your ssh config is really nice (along with being able to import features on every host) -- I absolutely love using ControlMaster's and Port Forwarding.

What do you dislike?

Security vulnerabilities in the past with openssl (which is typically what is linked to ssh via the library for encryption).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SSH is very powerful, it's not just for connecting to remote hosts/shells or other network devices -- you can do port forward (local or remote), VPN tunnels, ControlMaster's (which allow you to re-use any existing, open connection held by the ControlMaster), X11 Forwarding, etc. Plus I don't know any admin in their right mind who wouldn't utilize and require ssh for remote connections.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It enables us to securely connect to other servers and network devices, along with having PAM integration, we're able to use a custom OTP module for 2FA that makes it easy to deploy to other systems without having to modify the source code.

Cesar I.
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"Easiest way to admin a remote server"

What do you like best?

SSH and OpenSSH's implementation are the easiest way to get into a remote server and manage it. Getting a remote shell is just the beginning, port forwarding, and even X forwarding are key features that make ssh a great protocol. Password-less logins with public keys it's very useful as well as being able to automate tasks across servers saves tons of hours and repetitive work.

What do you dislike?

Configuration and hardening can be hard. Also windows as a server it's mostly out of the question. The handling of RSA and DSA keys can be a bit difficult sometimes. It's easy to loose a key and then you could be left out of a server. To remedy that there are some other tools that can help with the backup and handling of keys but it's not part of OpenSSH.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Stick to the distributions defaults but check them yourself. Depending on what you need, you might have to tweak those. A bare-bones installation is only recommended if you really know openssh from top to bottom and you are sure that you need to do something like that.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Administering remote servers is something that most software companies have to do most of the time. Having an standardized and ubiquitous way of accessing them is just a relief.

Milad T.
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"A must-have tool for security."

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is mature and de facto standard in industry. I use SSH on a daily basis, it is a reliable and stable technology. It is compatible and works across many platform and is battle tested. Must have tool for every developer.

What do you dislike?

Despite of the fact that openSSH is very stable, some of the patches/updates break compatibility with older softwares. Specially wrappers in different languages can suffer from backward incompatible patches. OpenSSH team does a great job providing documentation but it can get confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a must have tool. Learning ssh is essential.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure data exchange between internal servers and managing remote/local servers with ssh.

Josh V.
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"I use it every day"

What do you like best?

I love being able to connect to my various systems and have a complete system at my finger tips. Most of what I do with my systems can be done with the command line, but occasionally I will fire up a graphical program with some delicious X forwarding. I also use the tunneling and SOCKS proxy features quite regularly.

What do you dislike?

I honestly can't think of anything I dislike about OpenSSH. It's been great for the last 16 or so years that I've been using it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

OpenSSH opens up a lot of doors for interacting with remote systems. It's a great tool, and I think anyone who deals with any unix-like system should be familiar with it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can administer virtually any system as though I were standing right in front of it, all over an encrypted connection.

Phil w.
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"I can't live without SSH , Can you ?"

What do you like best?

It just works and very configurable, and this is so magical you will never stop learning all possible tricks can SSH offers to you and makes you life easier and simpler, specially if you want selfhosted services for managing your data. One other cool thing is to be able to use it on your phone and get back your sessions using GNU screen and use CLI or ncurses utilities (IRC, mutt etc)

What do you dislike?

For advanced usage, It's not that obvious to use without a litle of network knowledges. Also I use mosh , orautossh and GNU/screen to make my session persistant, It could be also neat to add honts for relay services managed by community .or yourself to avoid NAT blockage (think teamviewer)..

I wish to have nice mobile app that use SSH as transport and "emulate" local processing, like file editor or chat client or webbrowser seamless., and eventually manage disconnection or cache, Last feature It would be good to have support for very asynchronous sessions on offline system, like a POST / RECEIVE over days or reboots, maybe a "shell service" over mail already exists

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at listed utilities , mosh autossh screen then get along well, also -D to setup a local SOCKS proxy is very convenient

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Remote maintenance or developmentm, remote sharing, backuping, tunneling, git, rsync the list is too long...

Marc S.
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"There is OpenSSH, and nothing else"

What do you like best?

Free, Open Source, easy to use. OpenSSH/ssh is such a common part of a developer/ops person's toolkit, that it's basically taken for granted. I've been using OpenSSH tools for 10+ years, literally almost every single day of my life...and i've never once had a second thought about using something else.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. Honestly, nothing. If you're comfortable on the command line, then ssh (et. al.) will just be a part of your everyday language.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just make sure you're familiar - and comfortable - with the command line.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are running large & small scale applications, mostly web based, built using open source technologies (java/tomcat/etc). Nothing is on-prem (using AWS), so it's critical i can connect to all of our machines via ssh.

I'm ashamed to admit, i can't even name a competitor in this space.

Ricardo R.
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"The de facto standard for remote shell access"

What do you like best?

OpenSSH is the standard and omnipresent solution for secure remote shell access. It provides security and encryption for several other protocols as well such as git+ssh, sftp, scp amongst others.

What do you dislike?

Given its popularity, it is a frequent target of security exploits.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easily available on any UNIX or Linux distribution.

Do not even thing on using it on windows.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- provides secure and encrypted access to remote shells on servers

- secure source code transfer on git servers

- provides secure file transfer between office and datacenter servers

- tunneling connections

Volodin A.
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"Universal intergalactic terminal"

What do you like best?

It allows point-to-point connections with any of elements of interconnected network of any scale.

It is fast, because it has no Graphical User Interface [GUI].

It is secure because it uses encryption methods of sophisticated nature.

IT is easy to install and use and customize.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes remote sides are difficult to configure.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

$ man ssh

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am getting remote desktop solutions implemented over the ssh that allows me to use cloud desktop.

Sunil W.
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"Everyone should learn SSH! OpenSSH is the common implementation."

What do you like best?

It's everywhere. It's mature. It works pretty much the same way across platforms. The development team care about the security of the user.

What do you dislike?

Despite OpenSSH's own work, SSH, the underlying protocol, is still not that easy to understand. There isn't enough education for end users.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There's no alternative to using it. Most people who need secure comms for network administration are already using it. A small few simply don't know that they are already using it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using OpenSSH for secure comms across my networks. Having a common implementation of SSH makes life simpler.

Duccio M.
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"Amazing free software!"

What do you like best?

I love how openssh lets me access my private network from outside in complete safety.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really, it's a great software which very little for bugs and annoyances

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Openssh lets me access my server from wherever in an easy and fast way.

Mahmut B.
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"Best service for tunneling and secure application deployment"

What do you like best?

Robust and fast usage of OpenSSH. It provides many features like easy installation, secure and fast access to servers.

What do you dislike?

Nothing I would say, it is extremely vital piece of software for application developments.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it without any suspicion or dread.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure communications over single and/or multiple servers. Muxed through many-to-many pattern and suuplies transportation security.

Krithika G.
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"Great"

What do you like best?

I like it because it is flexible and easy to use

What do you dislike?

I dont like it because it can be more optimal

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

nothing so far

Sherman H.
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"great easy ssh tool"

What do you like best?

easy to learn. great tool. highly recommend using

What do you dislike?

sometimes it can hang. But not all time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

updating and pushing sofware

ANKIT A.
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"openSSH in action"

What do you like best?

easy to use , familiar command like access

What do you dislike?

nothing as such to dislike as of now , this software is satisfying my project needs

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

connecting to remote mechine and provides authentication

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"Been using OpenSSH FOR MANY YEARS"

What do you like best?

It’s an all in one for secure access and file transfers to machine across the lan, wan, and internet.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the security requirements don’t match the server and it can be difficult to figure out.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in infrastructure so accessing many machines from Linux to Solaris to AIX as well as machines in AWS is very convenient with OpenSSH.

AI
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"Secure Shell Tool"

What do you like best?

It's an opensource and secure tool for connecting to linux and other appliances with shell console connections.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike about this tool. I use it daily!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure connections between servers.

UH
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"OpenSSH is powerful and secure"

What do you like best?

We use OpenSSH to access production and development servers. It's easy to set up and maintain, well-documented, and powerful for all of our needs.

What do you dislike?

This isn't meant for casual users, so starting out might be a bit daunting for some.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can access a variety of computers and servers from one workstation, from any other type of system.

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"Very capable remote login software."

What do you like best?

The degree of protecrion given to avoid unauthorized access.

What do you dislike?

Not as easy to deploy as more commercial products.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to mobitor business securely when away from the site.

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