I would like to know if it is possible - and if so, how would you do it - release SSH access without the need to connect rpi and open raspi-config.

I once heard something about creating a file / folder on the SD card but did not find anything on it ...

Thanks! :D

  • You mean you want to disable SSH server? May 20, 2019 at 14:41
  • I want enable a SSH, but, without a command raspi-config May 20, 2019 at 14:46

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Create a file on your SDCard called /boot/ssh or /boot/ssh.txt then reboot. When the system finds either of those files it will run sudo systemctl enable sshd for you.

You can use Windows to create those files with echo "" > e:\ssh it's usual to do that before you boot first time, but it works on subsequent boots.

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