How to use shorthand names for hostnames with ssh? You don’t always want to type in a complete host name when using ssh to remote hosts. Here is how to configure and use shorthand hostnames with ssh.
Configure shortened names for hosts for use with ssh
If you want to configure shortened names for your servers & hosts for use with SSH, follow the next steps:
Open up your
and add the following:
Host your_short_name HostName server.on.the.web User user_to_user
Save the file and exit (
Now you can use ‘
ssh your_short_name‘ instead of:
ssh -l username this-is-my-long-hostname.example.com.
Pretty neat, right?! :-)