I have RH7.3 box w/ openssl-0.9.6b and openssh-3.1.

Openssh &Openssl is installed out of the box. I wanted to install openssl via source and use that installation for OpenSSH and my mod_ssl installations.
If I unistalled openssl from the rpm. Will that effect the Openssh installation? If so how could I tell openssh to use the new openssl installation?