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[DEPRECATED] Puppet dropbear Module (please use Voxpupuli module)


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Version information

  • 1.0.5 (latest)
  • 1.0.4
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.0.3
  • 0.0.2 (deleted)
  • 0.0.1 (deleted)
released Mar 19th 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 5.0.0
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This module has been deprecated by its author since May 15th 2020.

The author has suggested puppet-dropbear as its replacement.

Start using this module

Tags: ssh, dropbear


sbadia/dropbear — version 1.0.5 Mar 19th 2018


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Manage dropbear SSH server via Puppet


Dropbear is a relatively small SSH server and client. It runs on a variety of POSIX-based platforms. Dropbear is open source software, distributed under a MIT-style license. Dropbear is particularly useful for "embedded"-type Linux (or other Unix) systems, such as wireless routers.


Using default values

include 'dropbear'

Overide values

class { 'dropbear':
  port       => '443',
  extra_args => '-s',
  banner     => '/etc/banner',

Other class parameters

  • no_start: boolean, 0 for start dropbear, and 1 for stop (init), (default: 0, start)
  • port: integer, ssh TCP port listens on (default: 22)
  • extra_args: string, dropbear ssh args (refs: man dropbear)
  • banner: string, banner file containing a message to be sent to clients before they connect
  • rsakey: string, RSA hostkey file (default: /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key)
  • dsskey: string, DSS hostkey file (default: /etc/dropbear/dropbear_dss_host_key)
  • receive_window: string, Receive window size, this is a tradeoff between memory and network performance (default: 65536)



This module has beaker-rspec tests

To run:

bundle install
bundle exec rspec spec/acceptance
# or use BEAKER_destroy=no to keep the resulting vm
BEAKER_destroy=no bundle exec rspec spec/acceptance

Release Notes



Feel free to contribute. I'm not a big fan of centralized services like GitHub but I used it to permit easy pull-requests, so show me that's a good idea!