Q. What is Secure shell access (sshd) for uploading static files with scp.?
Ans. Sshd (Secure Shell Daemon) is the daemon program for SSH. Together these programs replace rlogin and rsh programs, and provide secure encrypted communications between two untrusted hosts over an insecure network. Sshd2 is normally started at boot time from /etc/rc.local or its equivalent. It forks a new daemon for each incoming connection. The forked daemons handle key exchange, encryption, authentication, command execution, and data exchange.
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