OpenSSH 3.7.1 Newbie

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My question is two fold.

First, I am running OpenSSH 3.7.1p2 on a Solaris 8 system.  I
downloaded the freeware from Sun as a package.  How do I know which
protocol is started when I start the sshd server (SSH1 or SSH2)?  I
created keys for RSA, RSA1 and DSA.

Second, I would like to try to implement port forwarding on (..gulp)
NFS.  I am transmitting files between ssh client and server
(potentially hundreds) every minute and am concerned with the load of
having scp moving the files versus a static connection.  Is this
possible?  If so, does anyone have any directions?

You assistance is greatly appreciated.

Paul Fiengo

Re: OpenSSH 3.7.1 Newbie

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Telnet to your server on port 22.  You'l get a banner like this:

The first number after the "SSH" text is the versions of the protocol
the server supports, and will be "1.5", "2.0" or "1.99" (which means
it will support either).  You can change these with the "Protocol"
option in sshd_config.

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In theory that should work as long as you're using NFSv3 over TCP,
although I've never tried it.

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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Re: OpenSSH 3.7.1 Newbie

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Both are, unless you disable on in your sshd_config. The OpenSSH authors
correctly wrote the same binary to handle both protocols, rather than a pair
of separately configured and compiled binaries the way the authors

If they were running SSH1 and SSH2 on separate ports, which would have made
sense, separate binaries and entirely distinct would have made more sense.

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Yes, but you *really* need to look into "rsync -e ssh" instead of using NFS.
Or, you might look into using OpenAFS which much better supports that sort
of encrypted remote file-sharing.

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