SSH support on routers/switches

August 3, 2008 at 4:30 pm | Posted in Blogroll | Leave a comment

The link below guides you through the process of enabling SSH server support on Cisco routers/switches, as well as set them up as a SSH client.

Navigating to this feature using DocCD

  • Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide, Release 12.4
  • Part 6: Other Security Features
  • Configuring Secure Shell

SSH Client on router is enabled by default. Here’s the syntax of using SSH on an IOS router

ssh -l MyUsername

To enable SSH server, follows these steps:

! define domain, required to generate crypto key

ip domain-name
!--- Generate an SSH key to be used with SSH.
cry key generate rsa

! optional
ip ssh time-out 60
! optional
ip ssh authentication-retries 2
line vty 0 4
!--- Prevent non-SSH Telnets.
transport input ssh

!--- Enable both SSH & Telnet access
transport input telnet ssh


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