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Oracle Linux: How to Configure Multiple Instances of OpenSSH Server (Doc ID 2891123.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux ARM 64-bit


A default installation of Oracle Linux (OL) is configured with a single instance of OpenSSH Server sshd for users to connect to the system.
Depending on requirements, additional instances of sshd may be configured.
Configuring multiple sshd instances allows users to segregate the ssh traffic and provides better segmentation for different applications and also for security reasons.


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