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Latest openssl and openssh for AIX from IBM
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OpenSSL and OpenSSH provided by IBM

OpenSSL summary

  • The latest version of OpenSSL available today (4 April 2018) is openssl.base. (openssl-1.0.2m)
  • Older versions are are available - but no longer supported!
    openssl.base.1.0.1.X - support is withdrawn since Jan 2017
    openssl.base.0.9.8.X - support is withdrawn since Jan 2016
  • OpenSSL can be downloaded from IBM site:

OpenSSH summary

  • The latest levels are: openssh.base., openssh.base. and OpenSSH_7.5.102.1100. There are feature differences between these versions (6.0, 7.1 and 7.5).

The latest version released by OpenBSD is OpenSSH-7.6p1 (which I have packaged at 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 April 2018 )
How I package OpenSource Packages
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The basics

Start with a fresh install of AIX – I focus on AIX 5.3 TL07 SP00.

The only “non-standard” packages are: openssh.base, bos.adt.insttools and bos.adt.libm. OpenSSH because I want it, bos.adt.insttools for the AIX command mkinstallp, and bos.adt.libm as it is needed by many things once you start compiling.

I also install my 'build' scripts – packaged as aixtools.buildaix (see

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 December 2017 )
How to spot differences in OpenSSH
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AIX: Security

There are ways to spot differences of ssh and sshd. Here are just a few.

And I hope you find the differences easy to spot and maybe even enlightening!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 May 2017 )
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