I just had a couple of questions about upgrading OpenSSH on a FreeBSD 4.9 box. Being that 4.9 ships with:
OpenSSH_3.5p1 FreeBSD-20030924, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090703f
I wanted to upgrade my version of OpenSSH to a more recent version.
My question is, what is the proper method in doing so?
I see that, currently in the ports tree, openssh 3.7.1p2 is available for install.
There is also the possibility of installing from source.
I would think that using the ports tree may be a very good option, as you can upgrade later with portupgrade.
With that in mind, what is the best method in doing this?
If I decided to use the ports tree to upgrade my openssh, do I need to do anything before hand? Backup? Save etc...(I should mention, im testing this on a test system first).
I appreciate the input and advice anyone lends.
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