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SSH Client

Hi,

I'm new to OpenVMS.
We are running DIGITAL TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha Version V4.2 - ECO 1
on a AlphaServer 1000A 5/400 running OpenVMS V7.1
I need to sftp to a HP-UX server.
Can I have SSH Client running on this version of TCPIP / OS?
If I run "ucx sho ser" I don't see SSH of SFTP.

Regards
Graham
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Volker Halle
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Re: SSH Client

Graham,

the HP TCPIP product includes SSH starting with TCPIP V5.4.

But there is a product called 'SSH for OpenVMS' from Process Software, which can be used on older versions of OpenVMS and HP TCPIP to provide SSH functionality.

Volker.
Volker Halle
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Re: SSH Client

Graham,

there also seem to be some Freeware SSH clients for OpenVMS, see the OpenVMS FAQ:

http://hoffmanlabs.org/vmsfaq/vmsfaq_019.html

Volker.

Joseph Huber_1
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Re: SSH Client

The open-source server (OSU) and client (Fish) mentioned in the above FAQ, do not contain sftp .
So the only complete SSH for this VMS/UCX version is the one from process.com.

If sftp is not a specific requirement, building an FTP tunnel using STUNNEL could be an option.
STUNNEL is available from HP VMS "open source tools" web page:
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/opensource/opensource.html

(Although I don´t know if the download is working on VMS 7.1/UCX 4.1).
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
Hoff
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Re: SSH Client

You're new to a very old and very crufty server and equally old and crufty software; OpenVMS Alpha V7.1 is a dozen years old.

You could and should look to replace the AlphaServer 1000A box (with a newer Alpha, or as part of a port over to OpenVMS I64 and an Integrity box), or start acquiring spare parts for this box.

You can also look to upgrade OpenVMS Alpha and TCP/IP Services on this box. This is the immediate approach for your requirements, if you need the supported HP software.

Or (less work) you can supplant the AlphaServer with a helper-node on a private LAN segment, and use sftp from that. Have the AlphaServer use that helper node to perform sftp or such.

(An analog here to two of these approaches is switching to an Alpha emulator; that gets you off the hardware, and you can variously use the emulator host for assistance.)

Or start back-porting open-source stuff.

Or acquire the Process ssh package that was mentioned earlier:

http://www.process.com/tcpip/SSH_SPD_Finalb2.pdf

And you're going to get to deal with porting forward or porting off or otherwise dealing with this ancient gear, regardless.

Welcome to OpenVMS. I'm sorry you got handed an old box; that'll definitely color your view of the platform.