[Buildroot] [PATCH] system: add option for standalone telnetd on target

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Mar 12 15:10:13 UTC 2015

Dear Alexey Brodkin,

On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:35:08 +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:

> Even though I may use this hint myself locally I'm afraid it's not the
> best solution if others want to use the same Buildroot configuration. 
> Because to make their life easier I'll need to push those SSH keys in
> public repository - and this won't work for upstreaming the board
> support in Buildroot.
> So at least for now SSH doesn't look as an equally simple option as
> Telnet.
> Once again - this is because my particular corner-case when rootfs is
> built in kernel image. If there is some real non-volatile storage on
> target SSH might be a good option still.

FWIW, I also do kernel development only with an initramfs, and I still
use SSH. I simply remove the key from my system using ssh-keygen -R, as
suggested by modern OpenSSH versions when you connect to a host for
which you have an invalid key locally.

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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