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These are Android commands to run on Termux and setup a SSH client and server, allowing to connect from your desktop to your Android and vice-versa. Does not cover the SSH server and client set up on your desktop computer.
Using the SSH server https://termux.com/ssh.html
apt update apt upgrade apt install openssh
Here you can create a password for your keys and use it to connect to your computer, if you like a password. Otherwise, leave them in blank and no passwords are required, other than your DESKTOP user computer password.
How can I set up password-less SSH login? https://askubuntu.com/questions/46930/how-can-i-set-up-password-less-ssh-login
ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa
This allows you to connect from your ANDROID to your DESKTOP by SSH connection without your ANDROID user password (as passwords are not supported by termux sshd server)
3 Steps to Perform SSH Login Without Password Using ssh-keygen & ssh-copy-id https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2008/11/3-steps-to-perform-ssh-login-without-password-using-ssh-keygen-ssh-copy-id
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub your_desktop_ssh_user@YOUR.DESKTOP.IP.ADDRESS
This allows you to connect from your DESKTOP to your ANDROID by SSH connection without your ANDROID user password (if you want to use your's computer user password, skip this command)
First Option Accessing termux user environment from other consoles https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/154756/accessing-termux-user-environment-from-other-consoles
scp your_desktop_ssh_user@YOUR.DESKTOP.IP.ADDRESS:~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
Second Option How do I add SSH Keys to authorized_keys file? https://askubuntu.com/questions/46424/how-do-i-add-ssh-keys-to-authorized-keys-file
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh your_desktop_ssh_user@YOUR.DESKTOP.IP.ADDRESS "mkdir -p ~/.ssh && cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
Scripts and notes for setting up and using SSHd on your Android device using Termux https://github.com/tomhiggins/TermuxSSHDsetup
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
ssh blank passphrase but still asking for it https://serverfault.com/questions/845623/ssh-blank-passphrase-but-still-asking-for-it
chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub chmod 600 ~/.ssh/known_hosts chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
Start the server by executing sshd (which will start it on the default port 8022)
logcat -s 'syslog:*' to view the log output from the server process.
Execute pkill sshd to stop the server.
logcat -s 'syslog:*' pkill sshd sshd
Finally, connecting from one to another and vice-versa:
Connecting from your ANDROID to your DESKTOP (the usage of your DESKTOP user password can be optional)
Connecting from your DESKTOP to your ANDROID (must not to use your ANDROID user password)
Since Termux is a single-user system you may connect as any user - regardless of your specified username you will login as the only Termux user available.
The Termux sshd binary does not support password logins, so a key needs to be authorized in
~/.ssh/authorized_keys before connecting. Use ssh-keygen to generate a new one if desired.
ssh -p 8022 -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa IP.OF.YOUR.ANDROID
(ANDROID) If you still have trouble logging on navigate to file and activate these two key pairs:
ChallengeResponseAuthentication no PubkeyAuthentication yes
Extra: Locking and unlocking the file system from read-only to read-write and vice-versa.
How to copy files to an Android emulator’s data directory with ‘adb push’ https://alvinalexander.com/android/how-copy-files-android-device-emulator-adb-push-read-only-error
mount -o rw,remount rootfs /
Revert the changes back after finishing the changes!
cat /proc/mounts mount -o ro,remount rootfs /