The OpenSSH suite provides secure remote access and file transfer. Since its initial release, it has grown to become the most widely used implementation of the SSH protocol. During the first ten years of its existence, ssh has largely replaced older corresponding unencrypted tools and protocols. The OpenSSH client is included by default in most operating system distributions, including OS X, Linux, BSD and Solaris. Any day you use the Internet, you are using and relying on dozens if not hundreds of machines operated and maintained using OpenSSH. A survey in 2008 showed that of the SSH servers found running, just over 80% were OpenSSH. 
OpenSSH was first released towards the end of 1999. It is the latest step in a very long and useful history of networked computing, remote access and telecommuting.
This book is for fellow users of OpenSSH to help them save effort and time through using OpenSSH, and especially SFTP, where it makes sense to use it.
Overview • Why Encryption • Protocols • Implementations • Clients • Client Configuration • Server • Patterns • Utilities • Third Party • Logging • Development
- Client Applications
- Client Configuration Files
- OpenSSH Server
- Pattern Matching in OpenSSH Configuration
Logging, Troubleshooting, and Development
- Remote Processes
- Automated Backup
- File Transfer with SFTP
- Public Key Authentication
- Host-based Authentication
- Load Balancing
- Proxies and Jump Hosts