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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 ?

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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?

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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 '14 at 12:24
That is what I need as an answer, instead: –  begueradj May 28 '14 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?

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I am asking if the server must use SSH while the client uses it –  begueradj May 27 '14 at 12:36
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 '14 at 12:37

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