In the debian build enabling SSH is easy, simply
sudo mv /boot/boot_enable_ssh.rc /boot/boot.rc sudo service ssh start
Access the RPI via SSH
Having secure remote access to your RPi means you can access it for any computer on your network or if you configure your router properly from any computer via the internet.
Connect via SSH on a Local network
This is best done via another linux box (assumed here). or you can use [Putty under Windows].
From a Linux terminal code
remember to change the username and IP address of to match those of our RPi!
The first time you do this you'll probably be presented with something like this.
The authenticity of host '192.168.0.20 (192.168.0.20)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 26:a4:a1:aa:c2:ff:50:99:d7:e1:49:6a:f2:90:fb:90.
yes and press return to authorise the ssh key as valid and save it for the future.
You should be presented with a password prompt like
Enter the password and, you're in!
Forwarding the X terminal
you may need to check that the following line is in your
then simply start the ssh session with the
ssh –X firstname.lastname@example.org &
Trouble shooting SSH
If you get messages saying "No route to host", then check the ip address is valid using
if the address isn't found then your local PC can't find the RPi. Things to check