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Make dropbearkey only generate 1024 bit keys
author Matt Johnston <>
date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 15:57:50 +0000
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Using the dropbear SSH server with runit's services supervision

The dropbear SSH server is perfectly suited to be run under runit's
service supervision, and this package already has prepared an adequate
service directory.  Follow these steps to enable the dropbear service
using the runit package.

If not yet installed on your system, install the runit package, and make
sure its service supervision is enabled (it's by default)

 # apt-get install runit

Make sure the dropbear service normally handled through the sysv init
script is stopped

 # /etc/init.d/dropbear stop

Create the system user ``dropbearlog'' which will run the logger service,
and own the logs

 # adduser --system --home /var/log/dropbear --no-create-home dropbearlog

Create the log directory and make the newly created system user the owner
of this directory

 # mkdir -p /var/log/dropbear && chown dropbearlog /var/log/dropbear

Optionally adjust the configuration of the dropbear service by editing the
run script

 # vi /etc/dropbear/run

Finally enable the service by linking dropbear's service directory to
/var/service/.  The service will be started within five seconds, and
automatically at boot time.  The sysv init script is disabled; see the
runsvctrl(8) program for information on how to control services handled by
runit.  See the svlogd(8) program on how to configure the log service.

 # ln -s /etc/dropbear /var/service/

Optionally check the status of the service a few seconds later

 # runsvstat -l /var/service/dropbear

 -- Gerrit Pape <[email protected]>, Sun, 16 May 2004 15:52:34 +0000