If you’ve been hanging around the Linux ecosystem for any length of time, you’ve most likely heard about SSH. For those who may not already know, SSH is a secure shell that allows you to log into any computer, anywhere in the world, that is running an SSH server. You might think that it’s just for system administrators and serious Linux nerds, though. Wrong! SSH is actually super easy to get setup and it can be a very powerful tool, even if you only have two computers running on a small home network. Once you get the hang of using it, you may find yourself wondering how you ever got along without it.
I’m going to show you how easy it is to get started with SSH in this article and I demonstrate most of what I’m going to write about here in the corresponding video. Barring any unforeseen weirdness with your network, you should be able to get useful work done with SSH in just a few minutes. (Read the rest)