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Old 01-23-2006, 04:53 AM   #1
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Question How do I install a SSH server Manually on a Power PC


I'm a bit of a noob as far a linux goes but i'm struggling through.

I have have a Network Storage Drive (NAS) that runs embedded linux systems. It is effectively a Power PC booting a stripped down copy of Yellow Dog from the hard disk.

It is pretty good but I wanted either telnet or SSH access so I could change things without having to take the hard disk out every time.

I downloaded Knoppix Live and put the NAS Hard Drive in My Comp so i could get full access to the linux partition.

I downloaded the SSH & telnet PowerPC packages from yellow dogs site and extracted them as best I could to the my drive.

I popped the HDD back in the NAS and booted up.

Good news is nothing is broken but I still can't get SSH to run.

I've gone back and forth a few time trying to adjust config files, init.d, rc3 etc but I'm not really sure what i'm doing.

Can anyone tell me what files I need to get it going.

Thanks in Advance

- Comax


I should add that I have no command line access to the partition so all I can do is add, move and edit files


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Old 01-23-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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It's strange that your NAS doesn't have some kind of webserver in order to configure it.
Usually, the command to launch sshd is /usr/sbin/sshd. So if you extracted the right files at the right places, all you have to do is to put the command in a startup script.
I don't know if YD got a rc.local, but this is where to put the command.
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Thanks for your reply.

It has got a web server but it's very limited. It has an unlimited number of users but I can only set them to Read or Write on Directory....

This seems a bit pointless so I wanted to set different levels for each user

I managed to configure different share levels by hand but still having trouble getting SSH to work (as that wasn't pre-installed).

Should rc.local be in /etc

I have found

/etc/rc.d/rc3.d (think this is for command line start up?)
/etc/rc.d/rd6.d (think this is for shutdown?)

Does linux boot everything in these Directorys?

Thanks Again

- Comax


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