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

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Thu Mar 12 20:26:53 UTC 2015

On 12/03/15 16:10, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> 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.

 I put in my .ssh/config:

 HostKeyAlgorithms ssh-rsa
 User root
 ForwardX11 no
 StrictHostKeyChecking no
 CheckHostIP no
 UserKnownHostsFile /dev/null

 But it wouldn't be a bad idea to add an option to dropbear to generate the keys
at build time.


Arnout Vandecappelle                          arnout at mind be
Senior Embedded Software Architect            +32-16-286500
Essensium/Mind                                http://www.mind.be
G.Geenslaan 9, 3001 Leuven, Belgium           BE 872 984 063 RPR Leuven
LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/arnoutvandecappelle
GPG fingerprint:  7CB5 E4CC 6C2E EFD4 6E3D A754 F963 ECAB 2450 2F1F

More information about the buildroot mailing list