I know you might be thinking ¬
Well, great question…
While there are great SSHd libraries out there, we hadn’t found one that fit all the needs of a Nerves device or it had more than is needed which added complicated overhead. We also had pretty strict requirements on
:sshd handling to harden devices and ensure they can recover from SSH failures.
This led to developing a simple SSH module that, over time, was copy/pasted from project to project to handle this Nerves use-case until it was finally decided that we should iterate and turn it into a library, scoped specifically to the context and use of Nerves, for all to enjoy .
For more details about
NervesSSH, check out the documentation