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

[ 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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