Starting and Stopping the Server
The SSH Tectia Server daemon program is called
sshd2. It can be configured using a configuration file. Command-line options override values specified in the configuration file.
sshd2 and its certificate validation daemon
ssh-certd are normally started at boot time from
/etc/rc.local or its equivalent. The
sshd2 forks a new daemon for each incoming connection. The child processes handle key exchange, encryption, authentication, command execution, and data exchange.
The server daemon is typically run as
root. If it is not run as
root, only the user the daemon is running as will be authorized to log in, and password authentication may not work if the system uses shadow passwords. An alternative host key pair in user home directory must also be used.