How to connect to your slot via SSH

SSH, also known as Secure Shell, is a network protocol that gives users a secure way to access your slot remotely. With SSH, you can do the following:

All of our slot plans come with SSH access.

Please refrain from installing or running custom shell's here at (ZFS,eshell,fish etc) the shell currently running is customised to allow your applications and custom shell commands to function.

Changing your SSH Password

Before logging into your SSH, you should first set your own SSH/FTP password.

SSH Clients and How to Connect


OpenSSH is an open-source alternative to the proprietary Secure Shell software suite offered by SSH Communications Security and is bundled with some Linux distributions and macOS. It is also an optional feature in Windows 10 since the October 2018 Update (Version 1809).

Installing OpenSSH in Windows 10

Installing OpenSSH in Linux

Some Linux distributions have OpenSSH client installed as part of their bundle. Provided below are the commands to install OpenSSH clients in some of the popular Linux distributions.

Ubuntu/Debian: sudo apt Install openssh-client

Arch Linux/Manjaro Linux: sudo pacman -Syyu openssh

Fedora: sudo dnf install -y openssh-client;

Accessing slot’s Terminal via OpenSSH

The following screenshots are from Windows' command prompt, but they should be the same on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

ssh username@IP_of_slot (your_username@123.456.789)
ssh (
ssh (


PuTTY is a free and open-source GUI SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, and serial port connection client for Windows. You may also use this to connect to your slot.


Setting up PuTTY

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Created 28 April 2020 12:03:45
Updated 17 April 2023 09:55:33 by Varg