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SSH Tectia

Installing on HP-UX

SSH Tectia Server is available for:

  • HP-UX 11.11 on PA-RISC

  • HP-UX 11.23 on PA-RISC and Itanium

Keep the operating system fully patched. See the required patches in System Requirements. See the latest patch information on the Hewlett-Packard web site. In case PAM/Kerberos is used, install also the latest patches related to Kerberos.

The downloaded online installation package contains the compressed installation files. On the CD-ROM, the installation packages for HP-UX platforms are located in the /install/hp-ux/ directory.

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

To install SSH Tectia Server on HP-UX, follow the instructions below:

  1. Make sure no other Secure Shell software is using port 22 (SSH Tectia Server default listen port). Stop any competing server software or change their listen port.

  2. Select the installation package according to your HP-UX version.

    When installing on HP-UX 11.11 or 11.23 running on the PA-RISC architecture, select the following packages:


    When installing on HP-UX 11.23 running on the Itanium architecture, select the following packages:


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

  3. Unpack the installation packages with gunzip. In order to be installable, the created packages must have the correct long file names:

    $ gunzip ssh-tectia-common-<ver>-sd-<arch>.depot.Z
    $ gunzip ssh-tectia-server-<ver>-sd-<arch>.depot.Z

    In the package name, <arch> is the version and architecture of the HP-UX operating system: 11.11-pa-risc or 11.23-itanium.

  4. Install the packages by running the following commands with root privileges:

    # swinstall -s <path>/ssh-tectia-common-<ver>-sd-<arch>.depot SSHG3common
    # swinstall -s <path>/ssh-tectia-server-<ver>-sd-<arch>.depot SSHG3server

    In the commands, <path> is the full path to the installation package. HP-UX requires the full path even when the command is run in the same directory.

    The server host key is generated during the installation. The key generation may take several minutes on slow machines.

  5. (Not necessary in "third-digit" maintenance updates.) Copy the license file to the /etc/ssh2/licenses directory. See Licensing.

    If this is the initial installation of SSH Tectia Server, the directory does not yet exist. You can either create it manually or copy the license after the installation. In the latter case, you have to start the server manually after copying the license file.

  6. The installation should (re)start the server automatically.


    If the server does not start (for example because of a missing license or because some other secure shell software is running on port 22), you can start it after correcting the problem by issuing the command:

    # /sbin/init.d/ssh-server-g3 start




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