The Grumpy Editor's guide to SSH servers
Posted Jun 21, 2006 20:02 UTC (Wed) by landley
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to SSH servers
I've been using dropbear for years now, it's actually pretty nice. It's
been the default ssh server/client in the embedded space since about 2004,
and I'm unaware of anything interesting openssh does that dropbear
Setup's fairly easy too: extract the tarball and run the standard
"./configure; make; make install", then set up a host key.
Right after running ./configure I edit options.h to comment out
the #defines for DROPBEAR_SMALL_CODE, DO_HOST_LOOKUP and DO_MOTD, and I
set DROPBEAR_RANDOM_DEV to "/dev/urandom", but all of that's just tweaks I
could live without.
After install you need to create a host key, ala:
./dropbearkey -t dss -f /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key -s 2048
Then just run dropbear and you should be able to ssh to your machine.
(Try the loopback port.)
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