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rssh is a restricted shell for use with OpenSSH, allowing only scp and/or sftp. For example, if you have a server which you only want to allow users to copy files off of via scp, without providing shell access, you can use rssh to do that. For a list of platforms on which rssh is known to work, see the Platform Support Page.

Important Security Notice: There are some potentially serious security implications involved with running rssh. Please be sure to read about them in the security section. Note that the security problems are caused by the login behavior of the OpenSSH project's sshd, and not by rssh. OpenSSH 3.5 has been released, which resolves these issues. I highly recommend you upgrade to OpenSSH 3.5 or later, and read the security section (see left) if you want to use rssh.

A note about versions: The v2.1 series is the only series anyone should be running at this point, regardless of what version you were running before and why you were running that version. If you're not running v2.1.x, download it now.

News and updates

July 17, 2003

I'm debating whether to keep the domain, so I'm moving rssh (and all my other projects) onto their respective spaces on Sourceforge. Sorry for the confusion...

July 7, 2003

rssh v2.1.0 released today!
This should be the final release of rssh. I've spent hours testing and debugging it, and I can't find any more bugs in it, so hopefully it really will be the last release.

New in this version:

  • Per-user configurations
  • several previously unnoticed/unreported buglets fixed
All users should upgrade to this version. This version contains all of the features which are planned for rssh, and is the most bug-free release available, as far as I can tell.

April 11, 2003

New rssh mailing list!
I've set up a project for rssh on Sourceforge, and created the new rssh-discuss mailing list. This is where you can post your questions about building, configuring, and running rssh.

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