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SSH Server Choices

Overview

How do I run DietPi-Software and install optimised software?

To install any of the DietPi optimised software listed below run from the command line:

dietpi-software

Choose Software Optimised and select one or more items. Finally click on Install. DietPi will do all the necessary steps to install and start these software items.

DietPi software

To see all the DietPi configurations options, review DietPi Tools section.

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Dropbear

Dropbear is a lightweight SSH server, installed by default on DietPi systems.
Remark: You can swap or change your SSH server at any time using DietPi-Software.

Dropbear logo

The SSH server can be connected directly from Unix with the ssh command line program or other SSH client programs:

  • Address = Your IP address (e.g.: 192.168.0.100)
  • Port = 22
  • Username = root
  • Password = dietpi

On Windows, PuTTY and KiTTY are recommended SSH clients.


Website: https://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html
Wikipedia: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropbear_(software)

OpenSSH

OpenSSH offers a feature rich SSH server with SFTP/SCP support.
Remark: You can swap or change your SSH server at any time using DietPi-Software.

OpenSSH logo

The SSH server can be connected directly from Unix with the ssh command line program or other SSH client programs:

  • Address = Your IP address (e.g.: 192.168.0.100)
  • Username = root
  • Password = dietpi
  • Port = 22

On Windows, PuTTY and KiTTY are recommended SSH clients.

WinSCP will allow you to transfer files and folders on your DietPi device (WinSCP downloads page).


Website: https://www.openssh.com
Wikipedia: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSSH

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