The primary means of logging into a Fysh.Org shell account is to use a SSH client. This has the advantages of providing an encrypted connection, so no passwords, email etc can be casually snooped by 3rd parties between you and us, and also provides a variety of authentication methods.
We run the current version in Debian 'stable' of OpenSSH as the server software on river.fysh.org. Note that version 1 of the SSH protocol is disabled, so you'll need a client that supports version 2.
Some river.fysh.org account holders find themselves behind firewalls that won't allow them to connect directly to external hosts on port 22 which is the default port on which we run SSH. Unfortunately due to the current set-up (only one public IPv4 address) we can't offer to also run SSH on port 443 (https), which offers one way around firewalls.
However if you have full IPv6 access we do offer the SSH service on port 443, along with the default port 22 and additional port 2222.
Fysh.Org SSH Host Key(s)
For reference the fingerprint of keys for hosts you may connect to are:
|Host||Key Type||MD5 Key Fingerprint||SHA256 Key Fingerprint||Comment|
|river.fysh.org||RSA||6c:c8:c7:f3:de:c8:01:c2:d5:5d:82:70:fc:2b:54:85||N2Q8yXLZWWloRiq1bsuPkpex0laLoXN/EEtZ2Nr3XYk||New due to 'Heartbleed' bug - In service from 2014-04-12 12:21:00 BST to|
|river.fysh.org||DSA||9c:f8:b9:07:a8:0e:db:90:21:7e:63:67:38:45:29:d9||c3/TQP4okhunjKyGtdBZ9ggqr9Yaf7lgID80cjr32Jg||NO LONGER IN SERVICE. Was new due to 'Heartbleed' bug - In service from 2014-04-12 12:21:00 BST to Mon 12 Feb 09:40:51 GMT 2018 (when it was removed because this key format long since fell out of favour)).|
|river.fysh.org||ECDSA||73:cb:e4:46:49:6f:c6:34:7b:4f:e0:8c:07:4a:4c:ff||1q2sm3WjvxgJ5ugwhRhcyNjQygq+hdP1UC4AXR7mCj0||New due to 'Heartbleed' bug - In service from 2014-04-12 12:21:00 BST|
|river.fysh.org||RSA||77:fe:45:57:27:33:b5:98:ce:9b:dd:74:4b:83:4d:9e||<not relevant when in use>||Pre-'Heartbleed' bug - NO LONGER in service from 2014-04-12 12:21:00 BST|
|river.fysh.org||DSA||b4:6d:27:bc:35:10:48:e2:ea:2e:54:11:73:78:ec:77||<not relevant when in use>||Pre-'Heartbleed' bug - NO LONGER in service from 2014-04-12 12:21:00 BST|
|river.fysh.org||ECDSA||c5:28:32:66:db:86:cd:1a:c3:f9:22:16:8c:12:01:14||<not relevant when in use>||Pre-'Heartbleed' bug - NO LONGER in service from 2014-04-12 12:21:00 BST|