How do I install SSH on Termux?

How do I install SSH on Termux?

If you’re new to SSH, let me tell you a little bit about SSH.

What’s SSH?

Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for secure network services on an insecure network. Typical applications include remote command line, login, and remote command execution, but any network service can be protected with SSH.



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Simply put, SSH is a protocol that helps two computers communicate.

SSH is used to log on to a remote computer and execute commands, transfer files, and perform many other tasks.

How to use SSH on Android?

First I used the Juice SSH application, then I was transferred to Termux.



However, there are several other ways to establish an SSH connection via your Android phone, but Termux and Juice SSH are my favorite.

If you are not sure how to use the termux ssh client, the ssh server in Termux

Then there’s nothing to worry about.

Let’s see how to use SSH on Termux

How to install SSH on Termux?

Follow these steps to get started

Step 1: First install Termux from Playstore

Step 2: After opening Termux, enter this command

apt update &apt upgrade

Step 3: Then type in this command to install openssh

pkg install openssh

After entering this command you are ready to use SSH in Termux, however there is some alternative to ssh, but open ssh for termux is stable.

Enter the command: ssh -h

To get the help menu.

termux ssh connection failed

If you are unable to establish an SSH connection, open Termux and enter the commands one by one below

apt update &apt upgrade

termux-setup-storage

Then you are ready to use SSH on Termux.

Before writing this post, I used AWS instances via SSH on Termux.

Note: check the SSH help section by typing ssh -h in Termux to get the help menu.


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