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    Configuring a C Series Controller to Accept SSH Connections (C-Web Interface)

    You can enable SSH to let users who have the appropriate privileges connect to a C Series Controller. For security reasons, we recommend that you do not allow remote users to access the C-Web interface as root.

    1. Click Configure and expand System>Services>SSH.

      The SSH page appears.

    2. Right-click SSH and select Create.
    3. In the Port field, enter the listening port number for incoming SSH connections. The value range is 1–65,535. By default, the SRC software listens for incoming SSH connections on port 22.

      Note:

      • It is recommended that you configure a value less than 1024 because only root users can listen on port numbers lower than 1024. This prevents other users from listening on this port.
      • If you set the listening port number to a value other than the default, you must append the “–p” flag to the configured listening port number while logging in to the SRC system. For example, ssh root@10.212.10.14 –p port.
    4. From the Protocol Version list, select the SSH version to be used:
      • 1—SSH version 1
      • 2—SSH version 2

      SSH version 2 is enabled by default.

    5. From the Root Login list, select the option to specify whether or not to allow users to log in to the C Series Controller as root through SSH.
      • allow—Allows users to log in to the C Series Controller as root through SSH
      • deny—Prevents users from logging in to the C Series Controller as root through SSH
      • deny-password—Allows users to log in to the C Series Controller as root through SSH when the authentication method (for example, RSA authentication) does not require a password. This is the default.

    Modified: 2013-07-17