I updated Raspbian from Jessie to Stretch. During this update process I kept my existing sshd_config file and didn't update to the new one.

I'd now like to see the changes which come with the new sshd_config and merge them with my existing config file.

How can I retrieve the actual sshd_config file from the package repositories?


The simplest way is usually to move the existing file to some other place and reinstall the package:

mv /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.my
apt-get remove openssh-server
apt-get install openssh-server
diff /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.my

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