Originally posted by servnov
What if a machine is only using ssh for client activities (ie not running sshd)? Is openssl still needed then?
As far as I know, yes as the ssh client is bundled together for *nix clients. Is there a way around this, probably but I'm no programmer. What's the reason you don't want openssl? It's small and doesn't nearly make a dent in anything when it is, it's actually a good thing to have installed on a system, any system for not just ssh to work and function properly.