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How can I save /etc/dropbear/ during a reboot?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by sofakng, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. sofakng

    sofakng Network Guru Member

    I'd like to change my dropbear_rsa_host_key which is located inside /etc/dropbear.

    I can change this file just fine but when I reboot it gets lost.

    How can I permanently change this file?
  2. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    nvram set sshd_hostkey="newhostkeyhereinbase64"
    nvram commit
  3. sofakng

    sofakng Network Guru Member

    Ok, so first I generate the private key from dropbearkey and then I stick that into that nvram command?

    I'm really sorry, but how would I get that to work?

    dropbearkey -t rsa -f new.key
    nvram set sshd_hostkey="`echo new.key`"

  4. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    cat will work better than echo :)
  5. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    You also need to make it base64. I don't think it is by default
    openssl enc -base64 -in new.key -out new.b64
  6. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Unless you want to use a specific key, you can have Tomato/dropbear to autogenerate the key for you:
    nvram unset sshd_hostkey
    nvram commit
    Next time Tomato starts dropbear, it will create a new hostkey.

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