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I can run the ssh command to login to other hosts. How can I tell if it is Tectia or OpenSSH or something else?

asked Feb 25 '10 at 14:02

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For the client

This can be done using the version (-V) argument, such as:

 $ ssh -V

If using Tectia, this command will output something along this lines:

sshg3: SSH Tectia Client 6.0.16 on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Build: 7
Product: SSH Tectia ConnectSecure
License type: commercial

Otherwise if using OpenSSH this would show something like this:

OpenSSH_4.2p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8a 11 Oct 2005

By default, SSH Tectia Client does not create symlinks between the command-line clients sshg3, scpg3 and sftpg3, and their earlier versions ssh, scp and sftp.

In case you want to make sure that the sshg3/scpg3/sftpg3 clients are always used instead of the ssh/scp/sftp clients make symlinks between them by running the following script as root:


For the server

See this question:



answered Mar 11 '10 at 17:02

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