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The file /etc/ssh/ssh_config is the main configuration file of the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd).


It defines the system-wide settings for the SSH client. It can be overriden by storing settings in ~/.ssh/config that takes precedence.


To learn more about the available configuration settings, have a look at the section OpenSSH client configuration.


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