Install OpenSSH 6.x on Debian Wheezy from Wheezy Backports

By | 2014/01/03

OpenSSH 6.x has many awesome new features such as two-factor auth with key and a password. To get this newer version on Debian Wheezy, use backports. I’ll show you how!


1. First add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main non-free contrib

(Add this in addition to any other entries you may have in that file.)


2. Next:

$ sudo apt-get update

3. Next install openssh from backports

$ sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install openssh-server


Done!

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