🔐 How to check the OpenSSH version

OpenSSH is a secure networking utility for remote SSH login.

These are the basic tools used by most Linux based systems for remote SSH login.

OpenSSH provides the ability to connect to a remote system using the SSH protocol.

It provides end-to-end encryption between the two systems.

This guide will help you check the version of OpenSSH running on your system.

How to find out the OpenSSH version

The SSH command provides the ability to check the version of the local SSH server as well as on remote systems.

Use the following commands to check the version of OpenSSH running on local or remote systems.

Checking the OpenSSH version on the local system

Use the following command to check the version of OpenSSH running on your local system.

ssh -V 

🔐 How to check the OpenSSH version

Let’s check the OpenSSH version on the remote system –

You can also find a version of OpenSSH server running on remote servers.

This can be done by connecting the remote server via SSH in detail.

The connection log shows the version of the SSH server on the local system, as well as the version of OpenSSH running on the remote computer.

ssh -v localhost 

View the output of the above command and determine the version of OpenSSH that is running on local and remote systems.

Conclusion

This guide looks at how to check which version of OpenSSH is running locally on your system.

Also you can check the version of OpenSSH running on the remote system.

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