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Learn how to install, configure, and operate the Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS) and Orchestrator, which help drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.


Secure Shell (SSH) provides a secure mechanism to log on to the vRouter and access the Command Line Interface (CLI).

SSH configuration

Configuring SSH is optional, but is recommended to provide secure remote access to the vRouter. In addition to the standard password authentication provided by SSH, shared public key authentication is also available.

The following table enables SSH for password authentication on the default port (port 22), as shown in the following figure. By default, only SSH version 2 is enabled.

Figure 1. Enabling SSH access

To enable the SSH service on the vRouter, perform the following steps in configuration mode.

Table 1. Enabling SSH access
Step Command

Create the configuration node for the SSH service.

vyatta@R1# set service ssh

Commit the information

vyatta@R1# commit
Restarting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd.

Show the configuration.

vyatta@R1# show service
 ssh {