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Linuxnewbie.org: Installing SSH-2 on SuSE 6.x and other System V based systems

May 10, 2000, 19:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dr. SuSE)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"SSH Secure Shell is the de facto standard for remote logins, with an estimated three million users in 80 countries. It solves the most important security problem on the Internet: hackers stealing passwords. Typical applications include remote system administration, file transfers, and access to corporate resources over the Internet."

"This NHF is not going to go into great details as to how SSH2 works and how to use every switch and option. What you will learn here is how to install SSH2 using it's default settings and how to set it up so that the SSH daemon (sshd2) starts when your system reaches a particular run level. These instructions are SuSE 6.x specific but can be easily ported to work on any Sys V Linux distro. The only thing you should have to change if your using something other than SuSE is which runlevel you will want the SSH2 daemon to start in. Normally you would want the SSH daemon to start in the Multiuser, networking, standard runlevel which is runlevel 2 on SuSE systems. For Red Hat runlevel 3 would be the runlevel in which you would want the SSH2 daemon to start. I do not know the runlevels for every Linux distro so you will have to consult your documentation or ask someone who know's but I think it would be safe to bet most systems will use runlevel 2 or 3."

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