Solaris Package Archive -- openssh 4.2p1
Solaris Package Archive
What is it (from www.openssh.org):
OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH suite of network connectivity tools
that increasing numbers of people on the Internet are coming to rely on.
Many users of telnet, rlogin, ftp, and other such programs might not
realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted,
but it is. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to
effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other
network-level attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides a myriad of secure
The OpenSSH suite includes the ssh program which replaces rlogin and
telnet, and scp which replaces rcp and ftp. Also included is sshd which
is the server side of the package, and the other basic utilities like
ssh-add, ssh-agent, and ssh-keygen. OpenSSH supports protocol versions
1.3, 1.5, and 2.0.
OpenSSH is primarily developed by the OpenBSD Project, The software is
developed outside the USA, using code from roughly 10 countries, and is
freely useable and re-useable by everyone under a BSD license.
The main site for OpenSSH is
If you are installing the 64 bit OpenSSH packages on your machine you will
need to configure your PAM authentication system to use the 64 bit modules,
otherwise the default 32 bit setup will not let you log in.
This is not an issue on the default 64 bit OS releases.
Edit the file /etc/pam.conf and add
sshd auth required /usr/lib/security/sparcv9/pam_unix.so.1
These lines are from personal experience. I don't expect any issues but if
you do encounter any problems please contact me with any updates.
sshd account required /usr/lib/security/sparcv9/pam_unix.so.1
sshd password required /usr/lib/security/sparcv9/pam_unix.so.1
sshd session required /usr/lib/security/sparcv9/pam_unix.so.1
Click here to read about the 32 bit and 64 bit Solaris 7 and 8 packages.
You can download the source code from
You should also install openssl.0.9.8 and zlib.1.2.3 when you install this software.
You also need to run these commands after installing the packages but before running the software:
useradd -c "SSHD User" -s /bin/false -d / sshd
passwd -l sshd
/usr/local/bin/ssh-keygen -t rsa1 -f /usr/local/etc/ssh_host_key -N ""
/usr/local/bin/ssh-keygen -t dsa -f /usr/local/etc/ssh_host_dsa_key -N ""
/usr/local/bin/ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /usr/local/etc/ssh_host_rsa_key -N ""
See the main packages README for installation information.