Are there OpenSSH library coding examples

Andrew andrew.chace at
Wed May 24 13:10:58 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 12:35 +1000, Damien Miller wrote:
> On Tue, 23 May 2006, ron flory wrote:
> > Hi-
> > 
> >   Apologies in advance if this is off-topic, but I've been
> > unable to find any coding or usage examples on how to open a
> > SSH client to a remote server.  I'll happily RTFM if I can just
> > find the FM (!).  The client environment is x86 Linux 2.6.x,
> > the remote SSH servers will be on proprietary embedded devices.
> It would be nice to offer a SSH client API, but we don't have one
> yet. libssh.a certainly isn't a client API, just an internal thing
> for functions shared between the various tools.
> The only way at present is to open the ssh client as a subprocess.
> This is what scp and sftp do, and it works very well. I suggest that
> you have a look at the sftp.c:connect_to_server() function to see how
> it is done there - it is very straightforward.
> -d


New to the list, but I had the exact same question. 

Ron, I might suggest libssh2 [ ].
I haven't used any of their code yet, as I am considering trying to 
hack together a library from the OpenSSH code base. 

I haven't checked with anyone on this yet regarding licenses,
developers' projects, etc. It's on my todo list :-).

Also, there is another called libssh
[ ]. I think it's considered
'alpha' though.

Hope that is of some help...


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