Enabling SSH access to Cisco routers and switches

It’s always better to use SSH not Telnet if you are connected from a remote location and someone may snoop your password.

You must enable SSH on the Cisco gear by using:

crypto key generate rsa

Tune timeout and re-tries:

ip ssh timeout 120

ip ssh authentication-retries 3

Look up if you have SSH enabled on your Cisco router:

show ip ssh

See the SSH status:

show ssh


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