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Re: Running 2 ssh instances

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:26:54AM +0100, Claudius Hubig wrote:
> Hello Sylvain,
> Sylvain <sylvaintersideral@gmail.com> wrote:
> >Right now I'm a bit confused by the way chroot seems to work with users. 
> >I'd be grateful if someone had an idea on how to do have an ssh instance 
> >running on a specific port and allowing only certain users.
> Check $(man sshd_config) and the AllowUser option. You should then be
> able to create a second SSHd configuration file listening on the
> appropriate port. I would then go on and maybe adapt
> either /etc/init.d/ssh slightly to also start the second server (with
> the appropriate configuration file) or create a second script doing
> the same thing.
I agree with Claudius.  For your second instance of ssh, you don't need
a chroot.  You do need:

/etc/ssh/sshd_config.alt (and use the AllowUsers and Port options)
/var/run/sshd.alt (although your init script may create this directory,
if you copy the standard ssh init script)

I do this on my system.  I run LTSP on my LAN, which requires the use of 
password authentication for ssh.  But for access to my server from the
internet, I require public key authentication.  The only way I knew how
to accomplish this was to use two instances of ssh.


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