FYI: "openssh and AIX" dependancies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Felt   

Previously I could just update OpenSSL and go further - but that is not always the case now. openssh.base.*. do not work with openssl.base.

root@x065:[/]lslpp -L | grep openss
  openssh.base.client    C     F    Open Secure Shell Commands
  openssh.base.server    C     F    Open Secure Shell Server
  openssl.base      C     F    Open Secure Socket Layer
  openssl.license    C     F    Open Secure Socket License
root@x065:[/]startsrc -s sshd
0513-059 The sshd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 295110.
root@x065:[/]lssrc -s sshd
Subsystem         Group            PID          Status
 sshd             ssh                           inoperative

Get the latest versions!

For OpenSSL

- go to IBM's site for WebPacks. You need an IBMid. Goto: and download openssl- or later.

For OpenSSH

- there are multiple choices

  • Go to the same site as for OpenSSL and download OpenSSH. You have two choices there: the 'legacy' OpenSSH (based on features of OpenSSH-6.0p1 - OpenSSH_6.0.0.6204.tar.Z) or a more recent flavor of OpenSSH features (based on OpenSSH-7.1p1 - OpenSSH_7.1.102.1100.tar.Z). The key difference between the two is the default ciphers used. "Legacy" default ciphers are CBC based while the more recent (since OpenSSH-6.7p1) are not.
  • Go to my AIXTOOLS site and get the most recent version of OpenSSH (OpenSSH-7.5p1). Also installp format, and like the IBM versions - dependent on openssl- See
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