# ssh¶

Name

ssh -- OpenSSH SSH client

Synopsis

ssh [user@]hostname [command]

Description

ssh (SSH client) is a program for logging into a remote machine and for executing commands on a remote machine. It is intended to replace rlogin and rsh, and provide secure encrypted communications between two untrusted hosts over an insecure network.

ssh connects and logs into the specified hostname (with optional user name). The user must prove his/her identity to the remote machine using one of several methods depending on the protocol version used.

If command is specified, it is executed on the remote host instead of a login shell.