[K12OSN] ssh into client in K12Linux

Mel Wade mel at melwade.com
Mon Feb 9 02:35:47 UTC 2009

Hmmm.  On K12LTSP 5EL I just us Putty and go right in...

2009/2/5 Stephen Crampton <SteveSings at gmail.com>

> Does anyone know how I can ssh into a thin client from K12Linux?
> So far, I tried installing openssh in the chroot, creating keys in and out
> of the chroot, and transferring public keys in and out of the chroot to
> authorized_keys2 (linked to authorized_keys).  All files were under
> /root/.ssh.
> When I tried to run sshd in the chroot, it complained, so I copied and
> renamed the keys and placed them under /etc/ssh (chroot).  Now sshd starts
> in the chroot without complaint.
> I wrote a one-line script to start sshd and put it under /usr/bin and
> modified lts.conf to use it as a start-up script for all clients.
> I did not mess with the passwd file or any startup scripts as described in
> the LTSP documentation for LTSP 4, because I don't know how different they
> may be in K12Linux.
> When I try to ssh from the server to a client, I get no response: no denial
> or error message or anything.
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Mel Wade
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