Does IDS or IPS support SSH version 2?

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Jan 25th, 2008

My IDS (version 4.1(5)) is running SSH at version 1.5. Does anybody know whether new IPS support SSH version 2? If it does, which version?

Thank you.

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cisco24x7 Fri, 01/25/2008 - 04:23

Yes, IDS DOES support version 2. Here is how

you do it:

- conf t

- user mcmhk password 4321cisco privilege service

- exit

- logout of the IDS. Log back in with the

"mcmhk" account. Now you are in bash shell

- Once you login back in, issue the command

"su -" and hit Enter

- type in the "admin" password

- Now you are in the root linux

- Modify the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. It

uses the standard redhat linux sshd standard

config. Add ssh version 2 to it.

- save the file

- perform "service sshd restart"

Now you can ssh in with version 2. Whether

this is supported by Cisco TAC is another


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