1. Follow the instructions on the download page for both your client and server.
  2. Verify that the client is installed correctly by looking for the et executable: which et
  3. Verify that the server is installed correctly by checking the et service status: systemctl status et
  4. You are ready to start using ET!


  1. ET uses ssh for handshaking and encryption, so you must be able to ssh into the machine from the client. Make sure that you can ssh user@hostname.
  2. ET uses TCP, so you need an open port on your server. By default, it uses 2022.
  3. Once you have an open port, the syntax is similar to ssh: et user@hostname[:port]
  4. If you have SSH listening on a different port or with special parameters, this must be specified in your ssh_config file. ET will automatically use your ssh_config file when making connections.

Reporting issues

If you have any problems with installation or usage, please file an issue on github.