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Adding SSH server to Linux ( Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ) openssh-server
SSH is a secure communication protocol that lets you remotely access networked computers. It is known as a replacement for Telnet which is very unsecure. While telnet sends traffic in plain text, SSH on the other hand uses a secure protocol to communicate.
1. Open Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T)
2. Install openssh-server.
$sudo apt-get install openssh-server
3. Once installed, it is possible to change which port to connect on by editing the following file:
#Package generated configuration file
# See the sshd_config(5) manpage for details
#What ports, IPs, and porotocols we listen for:
4. Save the file.
You can now connect to the machine using SSH (Putty, WinSCP, etc) on port 22, or whatever port you wish to use.