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OpenSSH for Mac OS X – Installation, How to and Custom Packages

Posted on June 2, 2001

What is OpenSSH

OpenSSH is a cost free version of the SSH protocol suite. Many of the users who utilize telnet, ftp, rlogin and other programs may not realize that their passwords are transmitted in plain text (unencrypted) across the Internet. The OpenSSH suite encrypts all data that comes to and from your computer including passwords.

The OpenSSH suite includes many functions and programs. SSH replaces rlogin and telnet, sftp replaces the plain ftp program and rcp is replaced with a enhanced scp program.

Luckily enough Apples new operating system, Mac OS X offers Mac users the ability to utilize this suite of security enhanced software.

Building OpenSSH 2.9 on Mac OS X 10.0.x

Scott Anguish has written a article to help you install a new version of OpenSSH on Mac OS X and has created a custom install package to ease the process. The versions included in previous Mac OS X installs include old binaries. Visit Scott’s article @ entitled: Building OpenSSH 2.9 on Mac OS X 10.0.x

Downloading OpenSSH + Mac OS X Installation

You may download the newest version of OpenSSH from the OpenSSH distribution site located @

Download Custom OpenSSH Mac OS X installer – prepared by Scott Anguish

For guided instructions on the install visit Building OpenSSH 2.9 on Mac OS X 10.0.x

Credits: Scott Anguish, OpenSSH


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