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cereal83 04-11-2006 09:56 AM

Passwordless SSH with SSH commercial server and open ssh
Hey all,

I have ran into a problem and need some help.

I am setting up a ssh server with files downloaded from which is commerical. I am using open ssh on my workstation and would like to log in without passwords. I have followed many tutorials from but non of them seems to work. I have also read that if I have commerical ssh server, then I have to do things differantly to get them working.

I am wondering if anybody can help me out by sending me to a webpage that describes all of this. I have seached but with no luck and I am sure somebody around here knows how to do it s please help.


macemoneta 04-11-2006 11:28 AM

If you are using commercial software, then you'll need to follow the instructions the commercial vendor has for their product.

If you are using commercial software for Windows, consider putty instead. It's free/open source, and interoperates with OpenSSH well (including the use of public key authentication).

cereal83 04-12-2006 01:58 PM

There are no directions with the commercial. It is a free download off their website and they offer no support.

I am going to be using the sftp part of the ssh and not accually logging in. I need passwordless sftp working so I can transfer files with a script or something. I won't be physcially logging in so thats why I need it working.

I am sure somebody knows what to do and can help me.

I did read that I need to use the .ssh2 folderinstead but I tried that and no luck.

Please help.


cereal83 04-13-2006 08:39 AM

Nobody here knows anything? Not even the smallest hint of information?

Gee thanks

macemoneta 04-13-2006 08:49 AM

It's an undocumented proprietary application, primarily oriented towards operation on Windows, and you're surprised that no one here is familiar with its internals?

Perhaps you'll get a better response on a Windows forum.

Or you can just use putty, as I indicated above. It's not proprietary closed source, and it does what you are asking for.

cereal83 04-13-2006 01:22 PM

How is it for use with only windows? I also can't use putty unless there is putty out there built for a mainframe.

All I want to do is public key authentication from SSH Secure Shell to Openssh. With Open ssh to do this you just

mkdir .ssh
ssh-keygen -t dsa

scp user@server:

then loginto remote server and

mkdir .ssh
touch authorized_keys
cat >> authorized keys

After all that, you can log in without using any passwords.

With SSH2 also (which is what I am trying to use) you do the same except some things are differant. Instead of Authorized_keys, you have to use a differant filename.

I am not 100% sure what this way is so I am asking here. Maybe this will help people better understand my issue. I can't use putty, putty as far as I know only runs on windows and if it does run on linux then it has to have xwindows. My ssh server is a mainframe which none of this is possible.

I am sure somebody knows how to do what I am talking about now

cereal83 04-17-2006 09:04 AM

Any ideas anybody? I am sure somebody knows how to do public key authentication from open ssh to secureshell from (which openssh is based off of)


ferentix 04-18-2006 12:34 PM


I also can't use putty unless there is putty out there built for a mainframe
Since it (PuTTY) is open source, couldn't you just build it from source, targetting your mainframe? Just my tuppence.

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