SSH Client Configuration
When logging in to a server, one has to provide the (username unless the username on the server is the same as on the current system). In addition, the fully qualified domain name has to be provided. In order to simplify the process of logging in, it is possible to write a configuration.
For example, it is possible log in to
instead of the much more verbose
To set this up, edit (create if it doesn't exist) the file
~/.ssh/config and append the following
Host sandbox HostName sandbox.bulme.at User firstname.lastname
Right after saving the file it will be possible to use
to log in to the newly configured server. It is possible to configure many additional parameters and multiple servers in this configuration file. See
man ssh_config for more information.