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SSH Tectia

Installing on AIX

SSH Tectia Client is available for IBM AIX 5L versions 5.2 and 5.3 (with patch level 3) on the POWER architecture.

The downloaded online installation package contains the compressed installation files. On the CD-ROM, the installation packages are located in directory /install/aix/.

Two packages are required: one for common components of SSH Tectia Client and Server, and another for specific components of SSH Tectia Client.

With SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack you may choose to install either the full client package or the client package without the sshg3 program. Notice, that the FTP-SFTP conversion is not supported on AIX 5L platforms.

With SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack, an additional SDK package is available. It contains the file transfer API in C.


You need GNU gzip in order to install SSH Tectia Client on AIX.

To install SSH Tectia Client on AIX, follow the instructions below:

  1. Unpack the installation packages:

    $ gzip -d ssh-tectia-common-<ver>-aix5.x.bff.Z
    $ gzip -d ssh-tectia-client-<ver>-aix5.x.bff.Z

    In the commands, <ver> is the current package version of SSH Tectia Client (for example,

    (Optional with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack) If you do not want to install the sshg3 command, use the client-ft-only package instead of the client package:

    $ gzip -d ssh-tectia-client-ft-only-<ver>-aix5.x.bff.Z
  2. Install the packages by running the following commands with root privileges:

    # installp -d ssh-tectia-common-<ver>-aix5.x.bff SSHTectia.Common
    # installp -d ssh-tectia-client-<ver>-aix5.x.bff SSHTectia.Client

    (Optional with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack) For the ft-only package, run the following command:

    # installp -d ssh-tectia-client-ft-only-<ver>-aix5.x.bff SSHTectia.ClientF

    The FTP-SFTP conversion module is not available on AIX 5L.

  3. (Optional with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack) Unpack the SDK installation package:

    $ gzip -d ssh-tectia-sdk-<ver>-aix5.x.bff.Z
  4. (Optional with SSH Tectia Client with EFT Expansion Pack) Install the SDK package with root privileges:

    # installp -d ssh-tectia-sdk-<ver>-aix5.x.bff SSHTectia.SDK
  5. (Not necessary in "third-digit" maintenance updates) Copy the license file to the /etc/ssh2/licenses directory. See Licensing.

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