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Dropbear is a relatively small SSH 2 server and client.

Please refer to the Dropbear Home Page and read the Dropbear Manual Page before using this package.

Optware installs dropbear under /opt, so you should replace any references to /bin, /sbin, and /etc in the Dropbear documentation with /opt/bin, /opt/sbin and /opt/etc respectively.

You can use the Terminal application to create your secure SSH keys for use with Dropbear. Your public ssh key needs to be stored in /home/root/.ssh/authorized_keys to be read by Dropbear to allow root login via ssh keys.

You can use:

 dropbearkey -t rsa -f /home/root/.ssh/id_rsa

to create the private key, and then:

 dropbearkey -y -f /home/root/.ssh/id_rsa

to print the public key section which needs to be put in the /home/root/.ssh/authorized_keys file.