SSH from a Router

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Jun 14th, 2007


Can i do SSH from a router session

[ I am connected to a router and needs to have an ssh session with firewall can I do it or need to have an SSH client installed on my desktop ]

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spremkumar Thu, 06/14/2007 - 03:16


AFAIK I dont think its possible to establish a SSH session from a router ...


Richard Burts Thu, 06/14/2007 - 05:13


It may be a version (or feature set) dependent thing. But it is certainly possible to establish a SSH session from an IOS router to some other device. I have done it many times and it works just fine.



Edison Ortiz Thu, 06/14/2007 - 05:19

Yes, but you need the K9 feature set for the SSH client on the source router.

Richard Burts Thu, 06/14/2007 - 05:42

Yes that is true. Any SSH (client or server) requires the K9 feature set. So it makes it at least feature set dependent. And on some older versions of code it is not supported.



Edison Ortiz Thu, 06/14/2007 - 05:54


I wasn't correcting you. I was replying to the OP.

Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Richard Burts Thu, 06/14/2007 - 06:04


No problem. And I am not sure that there is any misunderstanding. You added a significant clarification that K9 (crypto image) is required for SSH. My response affirms that you are correct and changes my earlier statement that it MAY BE feature set dependent to it IS feature set dependent.

It adds a lot of value to the forum to have multiple people responding, each with their own perspective and their own piece of information to add. I value having you as a contributor and hope that you will continue to be active in the forum.



Edison Ortiz Thu, 06/14/2007 - 06:10


Glad we are clear - my sentiments exactly on everything you said :)


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