SSH server

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Aug 9 19:19:44 UTC 2007

Vitaly Babiy wrote:

> Hello,
> if you install the openssh-server package it should work for you.
> On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 20:49 +0200, Harald Weis wrote:
>> Can anybody tell me how to install sshd on a desktop ubuntu box
>> and why it is not in the base system like ssh
>> and why it is not made available with the (really great)
>> Add/Remove Applications functionality ?
>> I need this for remote login from my FreeBSD machine.

As for why it isn't in the base system, that's simple.  Servers don't belong
on a base desktop system :-)  You need to know what you're doing when you
install any server, so they're generally left to the user to install.  The
average desktop user doesn't need sshd running.  Of course the average
linux geek can't get by without it :-)

Why isn't it in "Add/Remove Applications"?  That's a mystery :-(   I suppose
there are plenty of apps there, that people install all the time, and of
course we never hear about those.  We hear about the things that are
missing, though.

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