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Enabling SSH Access to Remote Linux Server

September 14, 2017 Leave a comment

In this tutorial, I’m using Centos 6.9 but I’m sure this configuration applies to every Unix base Linux Server. To enable ssh access from your local computer to a remote Linux Server, first you have to edit the sshd_config file on the remote server. You can find this file in the directory /etc/ssh/sshd_config. Edit the ssh configuration file by typing the command:

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Inside the file find the string #PermitRootLogin yes, and uncomment that line like so:

Save your edited configuration and restart the sshd service by typing the command:

service sshd restart

By typing that command, you will get an output something like this:

Now, do an ifconfig command on the remote server to find out what’s the IP of the remote server:We find out that our remote server is at So, startup an ssh client application such as putty to connect to the remote server.