How To Install lshd on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install lshd on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update lshd as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install lsh-server
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install lsh-server

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is lshd and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install lshd on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install lshd on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install lshd using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install lsh-server

Install lshd on CentOS 8 using yum

Because lshd is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install lshd package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install lsh-server

How to upgrade (update) a single package lshd using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like lshd in this example you should use the following command:

yum update lsh-server

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade lsh-server

How to Upgrade lshd on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update lsh-server

How To remove lshd from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the lshd package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove lsh-server

Extra info and code examples

lsh is a GPLed implementation of the Secure SHell protocol version 2 (SSH2), a secure replacement for rlogin, rsh, and rcp. This package contains the lsh server, lshd. This package is required to allow SSH2 logins to the local machine. In some countries it may be illegal to use any encryption at all without a special permit.


You now have a full guide on how to install lshd using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the lshd from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install lshd on CentOS 8

How To Install lshd on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install lshd on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install lshd on Debian 11

How To Install lshd on Fedora 34

How To Install lshd on Kali Linux