How do i setup SSH on RedHat 8.0

Posted on 2003-03-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-22
Hi All,

Im new to linux buthave been informed that i must setup SSH2. To be honest i haven't a clue. If anyone could give a step by step guide, it would be  more than appreciated.

Question by:DeanMannion
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ID: 8151650
At its simplest modifying /etc/ssh/sshd_config for minor adjustments and then running /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd start
should be anough on RH8.0

However if you wish to setup sshd from sources you need to download openssh sources as well as latest openssl sources and build shared libraries of the last one.
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by:Gabriel Orozco
ID: 8151951

ssh is enabled by default in RH 8

you should be able to connect to it from any ssh client.

try it

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ID: 8158977
http://www.tldp.org has alot of howto documents on howto accomplish things in linux dude... I think u might be helped to have a peek in there.

Also a suggestion to use as ssh client is putty.

Good luck
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ID: 8165290
Thanks People,

So whats the difference between SSH, SSHD and SSH2.And can this service only be used from the command prompt. How can i limit users to there own folder?

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Gabriel Orozco earned 100 total points
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ssh is the protocol. it has now two versions, ssh1 and ssh2, which is better in general
sshd is the daemon which run the service
ssh2, it's already explained :)

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pablouruguay earned 100 total points
ID: 8255945
service sshd start

if you need install go to www.rpmfind.net and search ssh2

when you have installed the files to configuring ssh is in /etc/ssh/

in this folder you have the daemon and client configuration.

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ID: 8318649
If you want to limit users to their own folders... you have to build jails... from http://www.gsyc.inf.uc3m.es/~assman/index.html you find simple script for handling em...and the configuration examples.
Have used it myself and have worked as should work.

-- Masa

Expert Comment

ID: 9042929
The best solution for me was to read LinuxJournal Issue #81 and #82, written by the Paranoid Penguin, a.k.a. Mick Bauer. It takes you step by step through the process of setting this up. I would suggest you use key authentication only, and if you want to chroot your users, try using SE Linux. It will handle what you may want to do.

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