diff README @ 72:9597c2e3b9d4

Some doc changes
author Matt Johnston <matt@ucc.asn.au>
date Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:58:51 +0000
parents fe6bca95afa7
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--- a/README	Thu Aug 12 17:18:53 2004 +0000
+++ b/README	Fri Aug 13 10:58:51 2004 +0000
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-This is Dropbear, a smallish SSH 2 server.
+This is Dropbear, a smallish SSH 2 server and client.
 INSTALL has compilation instructions.
@@ -12,3 +12,41 @@
 Matt Johnston
 [email protected]
+Public key auth:
+You can use ~/.ssh/authorized_keys in the same way as with OpenSSH, just put
+the key entries in that file. They should be of the form:
+ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAIEAwVa6M6cGVmUcLl2cFzkxEoJd06Ub4bVDsYrWvXhvUV+ZAM9uGuewZBDoAqNKJxoIn0Hyd0Nk/yU99UVv6NWV/5YSHtnf35LKds56j7cuzoQpFIdjNwdxAN0PCET/MG8qyskG/2IE2DPNIaJ3Wy+Ws4IZEgdJgPlTYUBWWtCWOGc= [email protected]
+You must make sure that ~/.ssh, and the key file, are only writable by the
+NOTE: Dropbear ignores authorized_keys options such as those described in the
+OpenSSH sshd manpage, and will not allow a login for these keys. 
+To run the server, you need to generate server keys, this is one-off:
+./dropbearkey -t rsa -f dropbear_rsa_host_key
+./dropbearkey -t dss -f dropbear_dss_host_key
+or alternatively convert OpenSSH keys to Dropbear:
+./dropbearconvert openssh dropbear /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key dropbear_dss_host_key
+And you can now run the server.
+or './dropbear -h' to get options.
+If the server is run as non-root, you most likely won't be able to allocate a
+pty, and you cannot login as any user other than that running the daemon
+(obviously). Shadow passwords will also be unusable as non-root.
+The Dropbear distribution includes a standalone version of OpenSSH's scp
+program. You can compile it with "make scp", you may want to change the path
+of the ssh binary, specified near the top of the scp.c file. By default
+the progress meter isn't compiled in to save space, you can enable it with
+"make scp-progress".