Choosing Linux Terminal Emulators – Discussion and List

The terminal emulator stands as an unsung hero, bridging the gap between user and machine with a blend of simplicity and power. As we delve into the world of terminal emulators, we uncover a landscape rich in diversity and innovation. From the classic simplicity of XTerm to the modern, Rust-powered elegance of Warp, terminal emulators […]

How to Kill Inactive SSH Sessions

Managing server connections efficiently is crucial for maintaining a smooth and secure IT environment. One such common challenge is dealing with inactive SSH sessions. These sessions can clutter your server, consuming resources and potentially posing security risks. In this article, we’ll explore practical methods to identify and terminate these idle connections. We’ll delve into the […]

Working Remotely? Pair SSH with Teleport.

As companies have started to embrace working remote-first, we’ve quickly reached the limits of tools available. Sure, you can jump into a Slack Huddle or Screen Share over a Zoom Room, or if you’re running Linux – good luck. Sometimes you want to jam with your co-workers using the Terminal. In this post, I’ll show […]

SSH command in Linux, with examples

This article is a follow-up to the previous 90 Linux Commands frequently used by Linux Sysadmins post. Every week, as time allows, I will publish articles on the 90 commands geared toward Linux sysadmins and Linux power users.   What is the SSH command? The ssh command in Linux is an acronym for Secure Shell, which is […]

SSH Security: Protecting Your Linux Server from Threats

As an essential tool for managing servers, SSH (Secure Shell) provides a secure way to remotely access a server’s command line. However, for best SSH security, it’s crucial to limit SSH access to specific IP addresses to reduce the risk of unauthorized access and brute force attacks. In this blog post, we’ll discuss methods to […]

How to Convert OpenSSH keys to Putty (.ppk) on Linux

PuTTYgen is a key generator for creating SSH keys for PuTTY. PuTTYgen is comparable in certain respects to the ssh-keygen tool. PuTTYgen can create public and private key pairs (in .ppk file format). In addition, PuTTYgen can also be used to convert keys to and from other formats. On Windows, PuTTYGen is a graphical tool. […]

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