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BeagleBone Essentials by Rodolfo Giometti

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Checking out the preloaded tools

Now that we are logged into the system, it's time to take a look at the preloaded tools. In the next section, we're going to install all the missing software that a good developing system needs.

The SSH tool

Now we should verify that the Secure Shell (SSH) tool is functional. The Secure Shell, sometimes known as Secure Socket Shell, is a Unix-based command interface for securely getting access to a remote computer. It was designed to replace the insecure telnet. To test it on the target serial console, we can use the ifconfig command to check the network settings:

root@BeagleBone:~# ifconfig

Then, the following message is displayed:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 78:a5:04:ca:c9:fe  
 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 ...

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