As part of my work I regularly have to SSH into various hosts to perform some actions or to debug issues.
Every time I do it, I head to our internal cloud dashboard to figure out the IP address of the host that I need to SSH into. There are a few hosts for particular services that I SSH into very frequently, almost on a daily basis.
It is not possible to remember IP addresses, which look like 10.12.13.14.
Assigning a name is easier. I now have created aliases for my most frequently used hosts.
~/.zshrc file, I added:
alias ssh-service-env-zone="ssh ipaddress"
The next time I wish to SSH into
ipaddress, I can just do a
This gets even better with
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