Dropbear or SSH on Busybox

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Fri Jun 30 08:30:22 WST 2006

On Thursday 29 June 2006 5:07 pm, Clint Thomas wrote:
> Hey,
> I am running a dev board based around the 8555E powerpc processor,
> running an embedded version of linux with glibc version 2.2.3, kernel
> 2.4.27, and busybox version .52. I am trying to figure out if there is
> any way to setup SSH on this machine without updating the glibc
> libraries, the kernel or busybox. The telnet server is having a hard
> time connnecting, and I would much rather be using SSH to remote connect
> into this machine. Is there any way for dropbear to run without glibc
> version 2.3 or higher? Perhaps an older version ?

A) You don't have to update busybox.  It's unrelated.

B) What error do you get when you try to build it against the old glibc?

C) You could always statically link it against a current uClibc.

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