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Connect with SSH
If you are renting a server or need to connect to your home-hosted server remotely, you will require an SSH client or terminal to communicate with your Fluxnode's operating system. If you have a preferred terminal please use that. Otherwise, Windows Command Prompt or the built-in terminal for MacOS and Linux users can be used. Putty is a free SSH client available for Windows users who prefer a graphical interface, it can be downloaded from www.putty.org.
To establish a remote connection to your Fluxnode, you will utilize SSH, also known as Secure Shell. This enables two computers to communicate over the internet.
Initially, you will require your Fluxnode's IP address. If you are hosting from home, this will be your public IP address. If you are renting a server, your provider will give you an IP address.
We will begin by connecting as the
rootuser, although some server providers may use
To connect to your server, type the following command in your SSH client and then enter your server's password when prompted (replacing 12.345.67.89 with your server's IP address):
Once you have successfully logged in, you will be presented with a command line that appears similar to: