Microsoft planning to support SSH

As Microsoft has shifted towards a more customer-oriented culture, Microsoft engineers are using social networks, tech communities and direct customer feedback as an integral part on how we make decisions about future investments. As announced by Microsoft, they are looking to contribute to the OpenSSH project, so the connectivity between Linux and Windows gets a boost. Supporting SSH has been one of the most popular request the PowerShell team has received, this will allow Windows machine manage Linux system via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH.

Enable SSH in Ubuntu

SSH (Secure Shell) is a secure communication protocol that lets you remotely access networked computers. It is known as a replacement for Telnet which is very unsecure. While Telnet sends traffic in plain text, SSH on the other hand uses a secure protocol to communicate. Ubuntu 13.10 & 14.04 Step 1: Install OpenSSH Server sudo apt-get install openssh-server Step 2: Edit SSHD Config File sudo gedit /etc/ssh/sshd_config You can modify the following lines if desired else leave all as default: – Set your OpenSSH to listen on TCP port 2222 instead of the default TCP port 22, change the Port directive