Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Establishing an SSH connection

An SSH (Secure Socket Handling) connection allows you to securely access a switch remotely.

You must be in privileged EXEC mode to make an SSH connection to a switch.

  1. To establish an SSH connection with default parameters, enter ssh -l followed by the username you want to use and the ip_address of the switch.
    switch# ssh -l admin
  2. Enter yes if prompted.
    The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
    RSA key fingerprint is ea:32:38:f7:76:b7:7d:23:dd:a7:25:99:e7:50:87:d0.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
    Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
    admin@'s password: ********
    SECURITY WARNING: The default password for at least 
    one default account (root, admin and user) have not been changed.
    Welcome to the Brocade Network Operating System Software
    admin connected from using ssh on C60_68F
You can use the -m and -c options to override the default encryption and hash algorithms.
switch# ssh -l admin -m hmac-md5 -c aes128-cbc