SSH client and secure sessions

SSH Client provides a method for establishing a secure session from one switch to another. In addition to providing secure sessions, SFTP is enhanced to allow bidirectional secure copying of files between a switch and an SFTP server, initiated from the switch with the copy command. The SFTP server can be another switch or a workstation/server with a running SSH server that supports SFTP.

Each switch with the SSH Client feature will have a known hosts file that can contain the public key from switches and servers that have been determined to be genuine. New public keys can be added to the known hosts file when new SSH servers are contacted, up to a maximum of 10 entries (if memory allows). The known hosts file can also be copied to another switch or to a server where it can be edited.


You must be in manager context to use this SSH and SFTP feature.