thrussh 0.4.0

A client and server SSH library. Memory-safe, doesn't do its own crypto (based on libsodium).

Server and client SSH library. See the two example crates thrussh_client and thrussh_client on More information here.

Here is an example, using Vecs as instances of Read and Write, instead of network sockets.

use std::sync::Arc;
use thrussh::{key, server, client, CryptoBuf, Error};
let client_keypair = key::Algorithm::generate_keypair(key::ED25519).unwrap();
let server_keypair = key::Algorithm::generate_keypair(key::ED25519).unwrap();

// Server instance

struct S {
    client_pubkey: key::PublicKey
impl server::Handler for S {
    fn auth_publickey(&mut self, user:&str, publickey:&key::PublicKey) -> bool {
        user == "pe" && publickey == &self.client_pubkey

// Client instance

struct C {
    server_pk: key::PublicKey,
    channel_confirmed: Option<u32>
impl client::Handler for C {
    fn check_server_key(&mut self, server_pk:&key::PublicKey) -> Result<bool, Error> {

        // This is an important part of the protocol: check the
        // server's public key against the known one, to help prevent
        // man-in-the-middle attacks.

        Ok(&self.server_pk == server_pk)
    fn channel_open_confirmation(&mut self, channel:u32, _:&mut client::Session) -> Result<(), Error> {
        self.channel_confirmed = Some(channel);

// Initialize the server

let server_config = {
    let mut config:server::Config = Default::default();
let mut server = S{
    client_pubkey: client_keypair.clone_public_key()
let mut server_connection = server::Connection::new(server_config.clone());

// Initialize the client

let client_config = Arc::new(Default::default());

let mut client = C{
    server_pk: server_keypair.clone_public_key(),
    channel_confirmed: None
let mut client_connection = client::Connection::new(client_config);
client_connection.session.set_auth_public_key("pe".to_string(), client_keypair);

// Now, run the protocol (it is obviously more useful when the
// instances of Read and Write are networks sockets instead of Vec).

// Fake sockets.
let mut server_read:Vec<u8> = Vec::new();
let mut server_write:Vec<u8> = Vec::new();

// The server and client need extra workspace, we allocate these here.
let mut buffer0 = CryptoBuf::new();
let mut buffer1 = CryptoBuf::new();

let mut run_protocol = |client_connection:&mut client::Connection, client:&mut C| {
        let mut swrite = &server_write[..];, &mut swrite, &mut buffer0, &mut buffer1).unwrap();
    client_connection.write(&mut server_read).unwrap();
        let mut sread = &server_read[..]; server, &mut sread, &mut buffer0, &mut buffer1).unwrap();
    server_connection.write(&mut server_write).unwrap();

// Run the protocol until authentication is complete.
while !client_connection.session.is_authenticated() {
    run_protocol(&mut client_connection, &mut client)

// From the client, ask the server to open a channel (prepare buffers to do so).
let channel = client_connection.session.channel_open_session().unwrap();

// Then run the protocol again, until our channel is confirmed.
loop {
    if client.channel_confirmed == Some(channel) { break };
    run_protocol(&mut client_connection, &mut client);