Re: SSH Problems Reassessed

Subject: Re: SSH Problems Reassessed
From: Neil Jolly (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 15:21:04 MDT

Phil Kirschner wrote:

> OK, this has gotten a little messy. It has been pointed out to me that my
> one post has been split up a bit, so I am going to summarize here.
> I installed openssl and openssh from their respective sites. When I had
> finished the install of openssh (as root), it did not work. Since then I
> have made some small changes...
> 1) I am using the /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd.init file to start sshd
> automatically. I got that file from the contributed files folder that came
> with openssh.
> 2) I am using the /etc/pam.d/sshd.pam file, which was also in the
> contributed files folder.
> 3) I added the following lines to /etc/hosts.allow:
> sshd: ALL
> sshdfwd-X11: ALL
> These are all the messages I think are noteworthy that I get in various
> places:
> When my computer starts up, in /var/log/messages:
> sshd.init: Starting sshd:
> sshd.init: sshd startup succeeded
> sshd.init: ^[[60G <-- Yes, it DOES say that. What is it?
> sshd.init: Server listening on port 22. (Should it be
> sshd.init: Generating 768 bit RSA key.
> sshd.init:
> rc: Starting sshd.init succeeded
> sshd[420]: RSA key generation complete.

That's all normal.
Before you try to connect from another machine try to connect via ssh to your
own machine. Use "ssh -v seti", and see what happens.
Once you are able to login to your own machine you can start debugging the
remote connections.

"Computers let you make more mistakes faster than any other
invention in human history, with the possible exception of
handguns and tequila."

Mitch Radcliffe

Neil Jolly ---------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------

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