SSH management

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Last update: November 28, 2021

Connection to server

You need server's IP address, username and password for basic server. If it's server with high level of security, you need to have your SSH Key in /home/username/.ssh/authorized_keys for username with which use to connect.

Example with local network

I check local IP with this command:

ip a

I have large output with these informations:

2: enp3s0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 6c:2b:59:70:38:4d brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlp4s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether ec:5c:68:48:9f:fb brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global dynamic noprefixroute wlp4s0
       valid_lft 81161sec preferred_lft 81161sec
    inet6 fe80::e765:c338:16e:ee00/64 scope link noprefixroute
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

I haven't ethernet cable, so enp3s0 is empty, so I check just wlp4s0 with w for WiFi and I can see IP address: And now, I can connect my host machine to my other machine:


Copy file with SSH: SCP command


From server to personal computer

scp username@from_host:file.txt /local/directory/

From personal computer to server

scp file.txt username@to_host:/remote/directory/


rsync -Phhr username@server:/home/path/to/dir ./

-P for progress
-hh for human human readible
-r for récursif