OpenSSH Server


Make sure your apt package repository is up to date, then install the ssh client and server.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ssh

Server Status

You can check if the SSH server is currently running and if it will automatically starts on boot with the following command:

sudo systemctl status ssh

The server will start on boot if it is marked as enabled in the Loaded: line of the output. It is currently running if it is marked as active (running) in the Active: line of the output.

Start the Server

sudo systemctl start ssh

Stop the Server

sudo systemctl stop ssh

Enabled / Disable Server on Boot

To start the SSH server automatically on system boot, run

sudo systemctl enable ssh

Remove the SSH service from the system startup by running

sudo systemctl disable ssh