Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Solaris 10 package for scponly

A common situation we come across is one of allowing people secure filecopying to a system, but without giving full shell access to the system at the same time.

We've long since recommended scponly, which is a great solution to this very problem. scponly is a shell for UNIX systems that allows just that - scp/sftp only, with no access to an actual shell.

Today we were implementing this on a Solaris 10 x86 system, but couldn't find a Sun package to do it - so we compiled it up and rolled our own package

The version we've built was compiled with Sun Studio 11, complete with optimisations for speed. It installs to /opt/tsis/bin. If you're after scponly for Solaris x86, feel free to download and use our package. If you want the package for Sparc just drop us an email, and we'll probably be able to wrap it up for you pretty quickly (for free :-))


mgb said...

I would like to see the SPARC package. Could you make a package for me?


Nick said...

Several people requested it, so here is the link.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for your help.