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[ale] X through a Masq'ing firewall?
- Subject: [ale] X through a Masq'ing firewall?
- From: jlangseth at esisys.com (Jacob Langseth)
- Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 14:47:54 -0500
On Tuesday, November 18, 1997 4:19 PM, Robert L Harris
[SMTP:nomad at rocky.orci.com] wrote:
> > > What's involved in setting up ssh daemons and such? Do I have to have
> > > root
> > > access on the boxes?
> > You'll need to download the binarys and compile them as root on each
> > computer.
> I'm pretty sure my ISP won't let me get away with that. Probably can at
> work though.
Actually, you don't have to have root to run ssh; it only requires it to have
access to it's priviledged port (22), /etc/shadow, and rhosts authentication.
You'll have to dig into the source a little bit, but it's completely possible
to run ssh as a plain user, say on port 2022. I used one on felix and
acme for about a year before ssh was installed. Had to change it to
use ~/etc/passwd for authentication on acme and a private syslog()
function so I could see the logs, but other than that it worked with just
some tweaks in config.h.
I may still have the patches to 1.2.13 laying around somewhere if
Jacob Langseth Enhanced Systems, Inc.
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