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Simple question, was wondering if OpenSSH can be installed and run on DSL. I'm thinking of using DSL as the OS for my SFTP server....
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    Simple question, was wondering if OpenSSH can be installed and run on DSL. I'm thinking of using DSL as the OS for my SFTP server.

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    You can get it from here. Its bout half way down on the left hand side or you can just do a ctrl+F and use the find feature. NExt to the package is a link for the tar file you can download. Hope this helps

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    DSL has problems.. only USB mice work

    Their feedback forums are disabled from any reply, cuz they cannot
    handle the SPAMbots desecrating their boards. They need to add
    one of those "type-the-characters-you-see-in-this-picture" methods for
    authentication, so the spambots cannot breakin.

    the problem that I had with DSL is that when you get up and running,
    the mouse in X-Windows only works if it is a USB mouse. If you have
    a PS/2 mouse like I do, it just doesn't work.. as soon as you touch your
    mouse, the pointer goes to the LL corner and hides and will not come out
    no matter how you try.. I tried two different PS/2 mice: a Logitech Click!
    Optical wheel mouse, and another Logitech 3 button mouse. Both did the
    same thing. Running their little setup script "xsetup.sh" allows you to
    change settings for mouse, video, etc. but it still fails to detect a PS/2
    mouse.

    But.. if you have an USB mouse, it works. I borrowed one from a friend,
    and it worked with that.

    cuervo

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    Hey guy, i already have the install and such. The only thing i was wondering was if DSL could run OpenSSH. I attempted to install in on version 2.6 and i just ended up following these long lists of install this, but to install this you need this, and to install that you need that. By the time i got to the forth layer i just stopped.

    So the question is:
    "Will OpenSSH run on DSL?"

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    Use apt

    DSL is Debian based so you should be able to:

    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install ssh
    This should install all dependent packages for you.

    Once installed you should probably edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config to disallow root access which is enabled by default.

    As for the mouse maybe its just me but I wouldn't use DSL if I wanted X cos it kinda defeats the object.

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    Thanks alot SeanGee, that was really helpful.

    Also, as for the mouse, i can get my PS/2 mouse to run in X-Windows.

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    I just went and gave the
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install ssh
    a try, and it wouldn't work. I know there is already some sort of ssh program installed with dsl, and also while loading it mentioned that it was booting off the Knoppix core. Oh well, i think at this stage i'm just going to try something else.

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    Your repository is probably pointing to the wrong place to get that package from. Try this website I have listed. Its the only one I use for packages and I dont believe it has ever NOT had a package I need. Hope this helps.


    http://prm.pbone.net
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    How do i point DSL to that repository?

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    In your /etc/yum.conf file there are directories for your repository, but these are for yum. If you want to get an rpm use the link I provided for you above and then use the command rpm -i <filename> to install the downloaded file.
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