Dropbear SSH 0.48.1 review

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Dropbear is a relatively small SSH 2 server and client

License: MIT/X Consortium License
File size: 200K
Developer: Matt Johnston
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Dropbear is a relatively small SSH 2 server and client. Dropbear SSH runs on a variety of POSIX-based platforms.

Dropbear is open source software, distributed under a MIT-style license. Dropbear is particularly useful for "embedded"-type Linux (or other Unix) systems, such as wireless routers.

Here are some key features of "Dropbear SSH":
A small memory footprint suitable for memory-constrained environments - Dropbear can compile to a 110kB statically linked binary with uClibc on x86 (only minimal options selected)
Dropbear server implements X11 forwarding, and authentication-agent forwarding for OpenSSH clients
Can run from inetd or standalone
Compatible with OpenSSH ~/.ssh/authorized_keys public key authentication
The daemon, keygen, key converter, and client can be compiled into a single binary (ala busybox)
Features can easily be disabled when compiling to save space
TCP forwarding support

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