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compiling openssl
Authored by: George Frederick on Apr 19, '02 11:26:19AM

This tip kind of glosses over how to compile openssl.

Fortunately, there's instructions on how to do it on the Stepwise web site (www.stepwise.com)

The exact link is here http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Workbench/2001-12-17.01.html

It's part of the instructions on how to update to OpenSSH 3.1 (this was published before Apple's April Security fix).

I recommend running the whole set of instructions, as Apple's installation of OpenSSH 3.1 doesn't allow you to use tcp-wrappers with your ssh session. The instructions on this site will remedy that situation.

FYI, tcp-wrappers act as a sort of firewall that allows you to determine who can ssh, ftp, etc, into your computer. (After install, you'll want to add a hosts.allow file to your /etc directory.)

The default installation of openSSH from Apple allows anyone with a username and password to access your computer. With tcp-wrappers, they have to be coming from an approved ip address or domain name, even if they have a username and password.)



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