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Old 05-27-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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sshd and Debian Lenny

I run an ssh server on most of my Linux machines, Centos 4 & 5, and Slackware, but am having difficulties on Lenny. I searched using apt to find sshd, the normal server daemon, but didn;t locate it. When I went to the gnu web site, I learned that the daemon is a sub portion of openssh which is installed on the machine. I do not see any configuration files to manipulate and start the daemon, and am currently at a loss as to how to proceed. Perhaps someone can help.
Old 05-27-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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alucard@karrde:~$ apt-cache search sshd
libjsch-java - java secure channel
libjsch-java-doc - java secure channel examples
openssh-server - Secure shell server, an rshd replacement
apt-get install openssh-server
Old 05-27-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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The configuration files should be under /etc/ssh (or maybe it's sshd, I'm not in front of my box). For starting and stopping the daemon, you just do (as root) /etc/init.d/sshd start (or stop or restart).

To make it start at boot time, you have to add a symlink to the /etc/rc.X/ directory. Debian defaults to runlevel 2. I prefer to install and use sysv-rc-conf, a handy command line interface for managing startup processes. It's a simple "press the spacebar to put an X in the box" kind of interface.
Old 05-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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Thank you, all. I'll install the openssh-server. I guess I missed that while installing initially.


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