Quick and dirty guide to ssh on solaris 10


To generate your keys:

ssh-keygen -t dsa
ssh-keygen -t rda

Then, save the public (NOT the private keys!) keys that you just generated.

IE: cat the *.pub keys to >> authorized_keys

The newly created authorized_keys file can then be copied to the destination system. This will allow you to log in without providing a password.

To stop and start sshd:

svcadm disable ssh
svcadm enable ssh

Debugging tips:

Server side debugging - Once ssh service is disabled (svcadm disable ssh), you can start manually in debug mode:

cd /usr/lib/ssh
./sshd -dd

./sshd -v will available command-line options

ssh -v will turn on client debugging

sshd config file for the entire server is in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

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