SSH, the Secure Shell/Installation
There are two ways to install software. You can compile it from sources, which will give you access to compile-time options, or install it from a package.
OpenSSH depends on the following:
Installation from a package
Depending on your operating system, there are various ways one can install software.
Debian based systems
The whole suite
apt-get install ssh
The client and server can be installed separately
apt-get install openssh-client apt-get install openssh-server
In most cases, you already have SSH installed on your FreeBSD system. Check by typing
If, in return, you get something like "Command not found" you have to install SSH. We will install OpenSSH. To do it, simply type the following. Note, that other implementations of SSH (like SSH and SSH2) are also available.
cd /usr/ports/security/openssh && make install clean
pkg_add -r openssh
Since OpenSSH is developed by the OpenBSD project, binaries should be included in the base system.
PuTTY is a SSH client for the Windows family of operating systems. No installation is needed, simply download the appropriate binary from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html