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Old 08-21-2009
how to install ssh service in linux

hello,I am new in linux and want to know how to install ssh service in my computer so that others can connect to it,thank you!
# 2  
Old 08-21-2009
what distro are you using? installation depends on the installed distro.
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Old 08-21-2009

# 4  
Old 08-21-2009
Debian based distro's use apt-get to install packages.
To install the SSH server use this command:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

and likewise to install the SSH client the following command:
sudo apt-get install openssh-client

alternatively you could use one of the graphical frontends. Ubuntu installs Gnome as default desktop environment, so you could use the Synaptic package manager (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manger). there is even the Add/Remove tool under the Applications menu.
# 5  
Old 08-21-2009
To install any package, first find its name
aptitude search <service name>

Then use
apt-get install <package name>

# 6  
Old 08-28-2009
I'm using debian lenny on a wireless network behind a linksys ADSL router. just using a text interface (bash). I am using a manual tcp/ip configuration with fixed ip.

I tried apt-get install openssh-server and i get the following output.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package openssh-server is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package openssh-server has no installation candidate

This is the second time I tried, The first time I tried I think the message may have been different. maybe package not found at the end sorry but I'm not certain about that, didn't write down the message.

I eventually found my way to /etc/apt.sources.list and noticed I could ping this address no problem.

So I am not sure where to go from here. I actually have another thread in the tcp/ip forum where I question whether my tcp/ip configuration is complete.
# 7  
Old 08-28-2009
have a look for the right installation target with:
sudo apt-cache search ssh

this should bring you the name of the package (something like "ssh..."). after that use the command mentioned by the other posters to install the package.
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