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Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 26, '01 03:16:21AM
Replying to yourself is fun. I decided to play around with PackageMaker and package up my ssh 1.x build. This isn't a built of 2.0 since I'm an old school 1.x type of guy. I've put it up on my iDisk at Just download ssh1.pkg, unstuff and double click in OS X's Finder. This will install ssh in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin and install the SystemStarter files in /System/Library/StartupItems. It'll ask you to reboot, but you don't have to yet. Once installed, you must edit /etc/hostconfig and change SSHSERVER to -YES-. I tried to see if I could attach a shell script to a package so I could do it for ya, but can't seem to find it. Once you change that bit after installing and a reboot, you should have sshd running for login and ssh in /usr/local/bin/ssh for your own use. Anyway, give it a go if you want. I'm pretty sure my package won't make your Mac explode, but bad things can happen. :) BTW, PackageMaker is pretty cool. It was much easier to bundle it up than I thought. I'm tempted to start making packages for all sorts of Unix utils for Mac OS X. I have bash-2.04 compiled and running now. I should make a package for it, and probably get a package made for ssh 2.x as well. You've given me some food for thought. :) /// Zoid.

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