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Deploying OpenSSH on AIX

Sandor W. Sklar (ssklar@stanford.edu), Systems Administrator, Freelance Developer
Sandor W. Sklar is a Unix systems administrator at Stanford University, in beautiful Northern California. When not poking through his systems for real or imagined security holes, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Summary:  This tutorial is designed for administrators of IBM RS/6000 systems who wish to improve the security and integrity of their servers running AIX by replacing standard insecure network services with those provided by the OpenSSH implementation of the Secure Shell protocol.

Date:  01 Jun 2001
Level:  Intermediate PDF:  A4 and Letter (343 KB | 20 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®

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About this tutorial

This tutorial is designed for administrators of IBM RS/6000 systems who wish to improve the security and integrity of their servers running AIX by replacing standard insecure network services with those provided by the OpenSSH implementation of the Secure Shell protocol.

Neither general network security, nor the use of the SSH client software is discussed in-depth in this tutorial. The primary focus of this tutorial is to detail the necessary components, the steps, and the configuration required to compile OpenSSH and its prerequisites from source to deploy across AIX systems.


About the examples in this tutorial

The example system used in this tutorial is an RS/6000 running AIX 4.3.3 Maintenance Level 08. The source software was compiled with the IBM C for AIX version 5.0.1 compiler. Note that the instructions presented apply to all currently supported versions of AIX from 4.3.x thru 5.x.

The latest stable version of each software package was used for this tutorial. Options and behavior of software may change across releases, so always refer to the documentation included with the source distribution for the most recent information.

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