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rssh on hpux !!

Ivan Azuara
Regular Advisor

rssh on hpux !!

I'm really tired about this situation. I'm triying to obtain the best procedure for configure sftp accounts with the chroot property.

And i believe that the best option is use rssh with sftp because all my users have different home directories, and the implementation of chroot function of secure shell, results very hard for the administration.

Are you agree with this point ??. The question for the 1 million is, how can i configure the rssh on hpux ?. I tried on linux boxes and run very well.

Thank in advance.
"Enjoy the life .."
11 REPLIES
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

Hi,
I think you can used scp also for secure ftp.

Suraj
Ivan Azuara
Regular Advisor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

I really need sftp. Someone know how to configure rssh on hpux ??.

Regards.
"Enjoy the life .."
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

What is rssh ?

I know of ssh, scp, sftp.


ssh like telnet but encrypted
ssh like remsh but encrypted
scp is like rcp but encryptend
sftp is like ftp but encrypted



Heironimus
Honored Contributor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

I don't think I had to do anything special the last time I compiled rssh on HP-UX (using gcc).
Ivan Azuara
Regular Advisor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

rssh - restricted shell for scp/sftp

this configuration is common in other operative systems like linux, but i was searching on internet and found some configurations for hp-ux.

Regards!
"Enjoy the life .."
Ivan Azuara
Regular Advisor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

Do you have the complete procedure for the installation and configuration ??.

Regards.
"Enjoy the life .."
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

Cool. I learned something new today.

I can go home now ;)

Heironimus
Honored Contributor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

I think my complete procedure was "follow the instructions" - the source archive included the necessary documentation. Setting up the chroot was the only thing that required any thought, and it's about the same as with HP's tools. I don't think rssh really provided much over HP's package for a chroot user. rssh just gave me a way to create accounts that could use scp without having a shell.

What kind of administrative problems are you having with HP's chroot ssh? rssh actually may have the same problems.
Ivan Azuara
Regular Advisor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

Well,

In fact the chroot of secure shell is a good option but i have a lot of ftp users with differents home directories (necesary for the main application), and think that will be so hard for the administration, and i don't want a lot of copies of binaries, libraries,etc.

For that reason i'm looking for a simple solution like rssh + sftp.

Thank's for your time.
"Enjoy the life .."
Heironimus
Honored Contributor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

If you use rssh to chroot your sftp users, then you will face the same problem you have with HP's chroot ssh. rssh has to chroot before invoking sftp-server, so the chroot will have to contain all of the files and directories required by sftp-server.

rssh allows you to disable shell access for sftp/scp users. It runs on different platforms, which is valuable in a mixed environment. However, rssh does not remove the need to create and maintain your chroot environments.
Ivan Azuara
Regular Advisor

Re: rssh on hpux !!

Is true, and believe that the best option for me, is configure a ssl environment.

In fact mi principal purpose, is enforce the security for the information that cross over the network, through a ftp connection between the client to server (encrypting).

Regards.
"Enjoy the life .."