Package Space Applications – openssh


OpenSSH is a version of the SSH suite of network connectivity tools. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other network-level attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides a myriad of secure tunnelling capabilities.

The openssh package consists of binary files (ssh, scp, sftp), a daemon (sshd), an sftp server (sftp-server), and man pages. They live in bin, sbinlibexec, and share/man respectively.


You can run openssh in one of two ways: out of AFS Space or locally:

Running out of AFS Space

The openssh client is available out of AFS space. Make sure you are subscribed to the openssh package:

%  ipm  add  openssh

Then invoke openssh binaries as follows:

%  ssh | scp | sftp  [options]

Files live in /afs/isis/pkg/openssh.

Running locally

To install the openssh server on a local machine:

1. Go to the openssh Package Space Local Downloads page.

2. Click on the link for the openssh version you wish to download.

3. Follow the installation and setup instructions on the download page.

When installed, all files live under /opt/local/ssh.


1. The latest version available for local download and out of AFS space is openssh 6.2p2, released May 13, 2013.

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