Before checking the status of the SSH service, make sure you have the SSHD service enabled.

  • Turning ON the SSHD service at boot time

    systemctl enable sshd.service

    To turn it off at boot time, please enter systemctl disable sshd.service.

  • Check if a service is enabled or disabled

    systemctl status sshd.service

    It will display a message of active or inactive service.

  • Reload SSHD configuration changes

    systemctl start sshd.service
    systemctl restart sshd.service
    systemctl stop sshd.service
    systemctl reload sshd.service

    The start option will initiate the SSHD service, stop will stop it, and finally, restart or reload will refresh the new configurations.