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Old 05-22-2013
[Solved] Troubleshooting OpenSSH 6.2 Install on AIX 7.1

*SOLVED. please see edit at bottom*

Hello,

I have a freshly installed AIX 7.1 that I would like to enable SSH on. I believe I need OpenSSH and OpenSSL to do this. OpenSSL was already installed, so I moved onto installing OpenSSH.

I downloaded OpenSSH 6.2 from this site that claims support for AIX. I followed the instructions which state:
Code:
2. Building / Installation
--------------------------

To install OpenSSH with default options:

./configure
make
make install

But I think there is something wrong with my configuration. My package list does not show openssh installed:
Code:
bash-4.2# lslpp -l |grep open
  openssl.base            0.9.8.2400  COMMITTED  Open Secure Socket Layer
  openssl.man.en_US       0.9.8.2400  COMMITTED  Open Secure Socket Layer
  openssl.base            0.9.8.2400  COMMITTED  Open Secure Socket Layer

My commands do not work, and sshd is not listed as a service:
Code:
bash-4.2# sftp
bash: sftp: command not found
bash-4.2# ssh
bash: ssh: command not found
bash-4.2# startsrc -s sshd
0513-085 The sshd Subsystem is not on file.

It looks like my package got installed to a non-default path?
Code:
bash-4.2# cd /usr/local/bin
bash-4.2# ls
scp          slogin       ssh-add      ssh-keygen
sftp         ssh          ssh-agent    ssh-keyscan

The install said something about needing to create a user for sshd, so I ran
Code:
mkuser sshd

but I don't know what else I am supposed to do.

Did I screw up my install?

EDIT: I am giving up on this package. Instead I am going to install OpenSSH 6.0.0.6102 from IBM, which I found here: https://www14.software.ibm.com/webap...o?source=aixbp This package installed without any issues.

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment edit by bakunin: thanks for the follow-up. I changed the threads title to "SOLVED".

Last edited by bakunin; 05-24-2013 at 08:00 AM..

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