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Add Ed25519 support (#91) * Add support for Ed25519 as a public key type Ed25519 is a elliptic curve signature scheme that offers better security than ECDSA and DSA and good performance. It may be used for both user and host keys. OpenSSH key import and fuzzer are not supported yet. Initially inspired by Peter Szabo. * Add curve25519 and ed25519 fuzzers * Add import and export of Ed25519 keys
author Vladislav Grishenko <themiron@users.noreply.github.com>
date Wed, 11 Mar 2020 21:09:45 +0500
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This is Dropbear, a smallish SSH server and client.
https://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html

INSTALL has compilation instructions.

MULTI has instructions on making a multi-purpose binary (ie a single binary
which performs multiple tasks, to save disk space)

SMALL has some tips on creating small binaries.

Please contact me if you have any questions/bugs found/features/ideas/comments etc :)
There is also a mailing list http://lists.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/dropbear

Matt Johnston
[email protected]


In the absence of detailed documentation, some notes follow:
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Server 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
user. Beware of editors that split the key into multiple lines.

Dropbear supports some options for authorized_keys entries, see the manpage.

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Client public key auth:

Dropbear can do public key auth as a client, but you will have to convert
OpenSSH style keys to Dropbear format, or use dropbearkey to create them.

If you have an OpenSSH-style private key ~/.ssh/id_rsa, you need to do:

dropbearconvert openssh dropbear ~/.ssh/id_rsa  ~/.ssh/id_rsa.db
dbclient -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.db <hostname>

Dropbear does not support encrypted hostkeys though can connect to ssh-agent.

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If you want to get the public-key portion of a Dropbear private key, look at
dropbearkey's '-y' option.

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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
./dropbearkey -t ecdsa -f dropbear_ecdsa_host_key
./dropbearkey -t ed25519 -f dropbear_ed25519_host_key

or alternatively convert OpenSSH keys to Dropbear:
./dropbearconvert openssh dropbear /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key dropbear_dss_host_key

You can also get Dropbear to create keys when the first connection is made -
this is preferable to generating keys when the system boots. Make sure 
/etc/dropbear/ exists and then pass '-R' to the dropbear server.

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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.

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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 by _PATH_SSH_PROGRAM in options.h . By default
the progress meter isn't compiled in to save space, you can enable it by 
adding 'SCPPROGRESS=1' to the make commandline.