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author Matt Johnston <>
date Wed, 08 Mar 2006 15:46:24 +0000
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.TH dropbear 8
dropbear \- lightweight SSH2 server
.B dropbear
[\-FEmwsgjki] [\-b
.I banner\fR] [\-d
.I dsskey\fR] [\-r
.I rsakey\fR] [\-p
.IR port ]
.B dropbear
is a SSH 2 server designed to be small enough to be used in small memory
environments, while still being functional and secure enough for general use.
.B \-b \fIbanner
Display the contents of the file
.I banner
before user login (default: none).
.B \-d \fIdsskey
Use the contents of the file
.I dsskey
for the dss host key (default: /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key).
This file is generated with
.BR dropbearkey (8).
.B \-r \fIrsakey
Use the contents of the file
.I rsakey
for the rsa host key (default: /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key).
This file is generated with
.BR dropbearkey (8).
.B \-F
Don't fork into background.
.B \-E
Log to standard error rather than syslog.
.B \-m
Don't display the message of the day on login.
.B \-w
Disallow root logins.
.B \-s
Disable password logins.
.B \-g
Disable password logins for root.
.B \-j
Disable local port forwarding.
.B \-k
Disable remote port forwarding.
.B \-p \fIport
Listen on specified tcp port
.IR port ;
up to 10 can be specified (default 22 if none specified).
.B \-i
Service program mode.
Use this option to run
.B dropbear
under TCP/IP servers like inetd, tcpsvd, or tcpserver.
In program mode the \-F option is implied, and \-p options are ignored.
.B \-a
Allow remote hosts to connect to forwarded ports.
Matt Johnston ([email protected]).
Gerrit Pape ([email protected]) wrote this manual page.
dropbearkey(8), dbclient(1)