Solaris and SSH

Posted on 2003-03-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-21


Till now I worked only at *BSD systems, where ssh is default remote connection. I cannot find in sun.com official support for sshd. Remote terminal connections are only available through telnet or rlogin. Of course I can download from openssh.com this software, but I am confused, that there is no official secured remote connection way.

Or maybe there is some different filosophy, tools, etc?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:shifted
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yuzh earned 150 total points
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You are right! ssh is not the default remote connection.

Solaris 9 comes with ssh now.

For Solaris 8 or older, you can download the free binary from:


PS: you can get a lot of free tools from the above site.


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you will also need to install entropy, either the hard way by installing prngd, or there is a patch available from sun that creates an entropy device.  I don't have the patch # handy, but will try to find it.


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