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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 (

The exact link is here

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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