server went unbootable

Dale Amon amon at
Sun Apr 8 12:55:50 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 11:03:48PM -0600, Michael Loftis wrote:
> --------------------
> Sent from my Motorola Xoom
> On Apr 7, 2012 5:44 AM, "Dale Amon" <amon at> wrote:
> > At one point I tried to build a 'special' statically
> > linked ssh... an effort that didn't work out... with
> > the idea of having it available on some port as an
> > emergency backdoor for sysadmins that came up as
> > soon as networking was up. The idea was that if things
> > went bad and you were 4000 miles away from the data
> > centre...
> >
> > Just another of those things that I might have done,
> > if I lived on a planet with 48 hours days.
> >
> Don't use openssh! There are a few smaller, lighter, statically linkable
> SSH daemons out there.

There weren't many choices in 2001 or 2002 when I was
looking into it. Do you have any suggestions on one
that might be particularly useful? It doesn't have to
be terribly fancy, just enough so you can get a shell
and 'fix things'.

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