Install SSH Octane2 IRIX 6.5

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Rob Craig

Feb 23, 2021, 11:02:01 AM2/23/21
I'm a little new to IRIX so sorry for the basic question.
How can I install SSH and enable it? I see its not installed on my system and no configurations under /etc


John-Paul Stewart

Feb 24, 2021, 3:21:03 PM2/24/21
Which specific subversion of IRIX 6.5? I'm not sure when SSH was added.
The original 6.5.0 does not seem to have it; by 6.5.30 it was included
with the base system.

For all of 6.5.x it was also available on the SGI "Freeware" CDs (disk
3, specifically) as fw_openssh with slightly different prerequisites and

At this point, I don't know which version is more up-to-date, but either
will be at least 15 years old since that's how long IRIX has been

You might be better off getting a newer version (although probably still
out of date) from one of the IRIX enthusiast community efforts.
Nekoware was popular but is now defunct. Its OpenSSH package can still
be found at Beware that you'll
also need to download and install its dependencies manually.

My best advice is to join one of the IRIX community web forums and ask
there. is the one I use. It gets a lot
more traffic than this newsgroup. There is also
but I'm not very familiar with that site. Either one is more likely to
be of more help than the newsgroups these days, sadly.

Alice Margatroid

Jun 5, 2021, 10:20:30 AM6/5/21
The newest SSH client/server you can use on IRIX would be dropbear, it's
included in /opt/xeno,

As for SSHd, Make sure /opt/xeno/sbin is in PATH and then you can
generate a key for SSH,
dropbear -r /path/to/key

== arisu ==

Alice Margatoid

Jun 5, 2021, 10:21:19 AM6/5/21
On 23/02/2021 16:02, Rob Craig wrote:
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