Secure Shell is a protocol used to securely log onto remote systems. It can be used for logging or executing commands on a remote server.

# To connect to a remote server:
ssh username@remote_host

# To connect to a remote server with a specific identity (private key):
ssh -i path/to/key_file username@remote_host

# To connect to a remote server using a specific port:
ssh username@remote_host -p 2222

# To run a command on a remote server:
ssh remote_host command -with -flags

# To sSH tunneling: Dynamic port forwarding (SOCKS proxy on localhost:9999):
ssh -D 9999 -C username@remote_host

# To sSH tunneling: Forward a specific port (localhost:9999 to
ssh -L username@remote_host

# To enable the option to forward the authentication information to the remote machine (see man ssh_config for available options):
ssh -o "ForwardAgent=yes" username@remote_host

# Extra

# Compare a remote file with a local file
ssh user@host cat /path/to/remotefile | diff /path/to/localfile -

# Copies directory_or_file_name on the local machine
# to /path/to/destination/directory_or_file_name on
# a remote machine.
tar -czf - directory_or_file_name | ssh username@hostname \
    "cd /path/to/destination; tar -xzf -"

# Copies the directory called directory_name from
# /path/to/source/directory_name on a remote server
# to the current directory on the local machine.
ssh username@hostname "cd /path/to/source; \
    tar -czf - directory_name" | tar -xzf -

# ssh sock5 self closing tunnel and open Safari
ssh -f -q -D 8080 user@host sleep 60 && open /Applications/
ssh -f -q -D 8080 jl sleep 60 && open /Applications/

# self closing ssh tunnel for afp file sharing
ssh -f -q -L 1548:localhost:548 $SSHSERVER sleep 60 && open afp://localhost:1548

# show Host key fingerprint as image
ssh -o VisualHostKey=yes user@host

# regenerate a public ssh-key using private ssh-key
ssh-keygen -y -f id_rsa >

# ssh socks5 proxy (set proxy switcher in chrome to port 8080, socks5)
ssh -D 8080

# ===================================================================
# ssh g switch for sharing ssh tunnel on the lan as a socks 5 proxy =
# ===================================================================

ssh -g -D 8001 -p 443

# -g = share ssh tunnel on lan
# -D 8001 = localport
# -p 443 = remote ssh port

# search for ssh process id, if you want to kill the connection
ps aux | grep "[s]sh -D"

# You can now connect to the ssh tunnel on the lan as a socks 5 proxy
# Change your network setting to connect to the ip address and port of
# the computer running the ssh tunnel
# socks proxy
# ip:
# port: 8001

# =======================
# Socks over ssh tunnel =
# =======================

# Logic: check if network location is proxy and switch if it isnt:
LOCATION=Proxy # Network location
IPADDRESS= # ip address of computer running ssh

# To switch network locations and open an ssh tunnel:
scselect $LOCATION && ssh -N -p 22 -C -c 3des -D 1080 $IPADDRESS