Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is it possible to install SSH only on the client peer without installing it on the server ? My client machine needs to communiate using SSH with my Server. Is this scenario feasable ?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by SvW, kasperd, Chopper3, Iain, MadHatter May 27 at 13:24

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results. See How can I ask better questions on Server Fault? for further guidance." – SvW, kasperd, Chopper3, MadHatter
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

No, it is not, SSH needs a server process to communicate with. Why is installing an SSH daemon on the server a problem for you?

share|improve this answer
    
I want to access with a program written in Python and using SSH to the server just to retrieve back some information about my server. So I thought the server does not need to have OpenSSH installed –  begueradj May 27 at 12:24
    
That is what I need as an answer, instead: h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83final/ba548_90007/ch01s04.html –  begueradj May 28 at 5:54

Are you asking whether or not the server needs the OpenSSH client?

It only needs the server. Any peer that wants to connect to the OpenSSH server needs a client, nobody else.

Why does it matter?

share|improve this answer
    
I am asking if the server must use SSH while the client uses it –  begueradj May 27 at 12:36
1  
Yes, an SSH client cannot connect to anything but an SSH server process. If you don't have SSH daemon running on the server, your client has nothing to connect to. –  i-CONICA May 27 at 12:37

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.