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The most recent discussions deploy keis for individual products on a jenkins or gforge serv...

February 19, 2015, 2:41 am

Hi, folks! It's been years since I was active on I still do backpor ts of OpenSSH builds for current RHEL builds over at del/nkadel-openssh-portable, and ... Read more »

Pros and Cons of using sftp-server as shell vs other methods of restricting...

February 4, 2015, 1:35 pm

Please advise on the pros and cons of using sftp-server as a shell. Chiefly is there a downside or negative security implication of using sftp- server as a user shell to restrict access to sftp and... Read more »

ssh tunnel misbehaving.

January 13, 2015, 9:34 pm

I am setting up an ssh tunnel from one machine (let me call it A) to antoher machine B. On A I run autossh autossh -M0 -R 8022:localhost:22 B The connection appears to be made (autossh keeps runni... Read more »

sshd dies if wrong line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

December 27, 2014, 11:16 pm

I have a couple of invalid lines in my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. (in one a bad script inserted a s= line into that file, and in another a Match Address list was preceeded by a comma (Match ... Read more »

Inadequate replacement for tcpwrapper

December 26, 2014, 8:04 am

openssh has gotten rid of tcpwrapper. The claim seems to be that Match Address is an adequate replacement for hosts.allow In at least one are it is not. Hosts.allow reads the permissionf from top... Read more »

Limit to Match Address Line?

December 25, 2014, 7:44 pm

Now that openssh has stopped supporting hosts.allow, is there any limit to the number of addresses or characters in a Match Address line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config? There is a limit to the line length... Read more »

ssh hang well before authentication (wireless ISP)

December 24, 2014, 7:17 pm

I recently switched to a wireless ISP provider and find I am unable now to establish outbound ssh connections. Here is the output of 'ssh -vvv': OpenSSH_6.4, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013 debug1... Read more »

Strange SSH Behavior

December 24, 2014, 1:34 am

I have an Ubuntu server running 14.04.1 LTS. I also have several Windows machines running Putty. They all work exactly as expected. I recently loaded a Dell E6400 laptop with Ubuntu desktop 14.0... Read more »

Tectia SSH only one forwarded session

December 19, 2014, 10:21 am

Hello All, We use Tectia SSH to access the DMZ machines (Solaris 10). Authentication u ses pkcs#11 cert on smartcard in the local Windows PC. First login goes to so-called jumphost, from where an... Read more »

SSH Bad Packet Length - Key Exchange ????

December 10, 2014, 3:02 am

I am trying to connect to a device that appears to have SSH installed on it. However, when I try to make a connection to it using Putty, it hangs and then aborts with no output shown on the scre... Read more »

chaining AUTH methods -- adding GoogleAuthenticator 2nd Factor to pubkey au...

December 7, 2014, 10:37 pm

I have sshd server sshd -V ... OpenSSH_6.7p1, OpenSSL 1.0.1j 15 Oct 2014 ... running on linux/64 with cat sshd_config ... PubkeyAuthentication yes PasswordAuth... Read more »

PSCP does not copy file - "Cannot create file"

November 22, 2014, 9:43 pm

Trying to backup config file from network box, but have no luck: -------------------------------------------------------------- C:>pscp.exe -scp -pw password -2 -v login@hostname:/tmp/system.cfg E... Read more »

sshd and lastlog (and/or last/wtmp)

November 17, 2014, 10:05 pm

Hi, I noticed that not all ssh connection are logged in /var/log/lastlog or /va r/log/wtmp. Only actual login, but not commands or sftp connections. If a u ser uses the command /bin/bash, as a sys... Read more »

ssh/ldap password authentcation fails after update

November 15, 2014, 1:36 am

Folks, On a server running Scientific Linux (a RHEL clone) 5.3, I updated the secu rity relevant packages (openssh, ldap, bind, ssl). Now ssh access with pass word authentication fails. Key authen... Read more »

World Wide Public Key Infrastructure for SSH based on blockchain technology...

November 9, 2014, 2:21 pm

Our team released a new tool: free, open source program, emcssh. This program is a bridge between blockchain-based PKI and OpenSSH server daemon, and allows to retrieve ssh public keys from distrib... Read more »

Default encryption for PSFTP

November 5, 2014, 3:19 am

What is the default encryption (SHA?) used by PSFTP when using userid/password to connect to server? Thanks Read more »

How to generate or convert native private OpenSSH key file for IdentityFile...

October 31, 2014, 9:44 pm

No matter what I do, OpenSSH refuses to read my generated private file, when used for ProxyCommand. It complaints like this: debug1: Executing proxy command: exec ssh -W host1:22 host2 debug3: Not... Read more »

exactly the same config file works when used in ~/.ssh/config, but not when...

October 29, 2014, 11:55 pm

Hi, The subject line pretty much covers it. I have config file which works gre at when in my .ssh dir. When I pass the same file name via the -F optio n, it fails. So, why not just use the .ss... Read more »

SSH client doesn't create TAP device

October 20, 2014, 2:34 pm

I would like to use ssh to create a layer 2 tunnel. It would seem that there is a bug: I can not find further documentation, is it a k... Read more »

plink, tail & grep

October 15, 2014, 7:56 pm

Hello out there, I'm using plink v0.63 under WinXP to logon to a Linux server to check the system log: plink -P 22 -ssh donduck@ -pw secret tail -f /var/log/messages This works fine... Read more »

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No option for saved sessions in pageant

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reverse ssh - why connection refused?

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Rename files with scp?

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I'm trying to develop an application where remote sites can scp files into a directory on my system and I pick them up for processing. I'd like to scp ... Read more »