It looks like this story gets a followup! Since there was a posting regarding from what I could figure out a Russian project for SSHd for OS2. Check out following url for more information:
Or let me quote:
OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools that increasing numbers of people on the Internet are coming to rely on.
OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other network-level attacks. OpenSSH supports SSH 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0 protocols.
At this time, current devel version of OpenSSH/2 is available. OpenSSH Server starts VIO-programms through tnpipe like sshd1. Tnpipe doesn't required if you're a user only of command-line utilities.