Questions about the OpenSSH implementation of the ssh protocol.

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Intermittent 'ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host' error

While there are many questions on this site and others addressing this very issue, I haven't yet found one that seems to address what I'm experiencing. When trying to ssh a linux box from a MBpro ...
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Denying “/opt/” access for SFTP Users other than particular dir

This is my first (newbie) post here in unix stackexchange. I want to use my WebServer (Debian) as SFTPServer giving access to particular employees. The dir structure is as follows under root: ...
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SSH via cert-authority

I'm trying to use SSH using signed certificates. I'm using ssh -i keys/client.key to connect to the target device. If I generate a public key from that private key (with ssh-keygen -y -f ...
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ssh-add -D doesn't erase stored keys from the ssh-agent

How come this happens?: stan@tcpc:~/.ssh$ ssh-add -l 8192 e0:45:5e:cc:45:3e:17:2b:a6:54:6f:8d:53:1b:j2:e3 github (RSA) 2048 25:41:53:a6:45:5d:ac:eb:5c:45:f8:ce:42:a9:he:aa BITBUCKET (RSA) ...
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Arch Linux openSSH frequently drops connection

I'm running a VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. The OS is the latest version of Arch, 64-bit. For some odd reason, every so often (frequently enough to be very annoying and making it almost impossible ...
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Programatically / dynamically adjust SSH session port forwards

I have a workflow where I am trying to do the following: For a given existing SSH session, access the remote machinne and perform a process from which a port is returned (e.g. a remote daemon has ...
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Appending a line to a file via a ssh chain

From my machine A, I got access to a machine B that can access a machine C. From A, I want to append a line to the file ~/.profile of C. So far I tried: ssh user@B ssh user@C "echo \"line of ...
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Can OpenSSH 6.7 optionally not depend on OpenSSL?

It has been reported on Slashdot on 2014-04-30 that OpenSSH now has a compile-time option to not depend on OpenSSL. However, OpenSSH 6.7 release notes, released on 2014-10-06, do not make any mention ...
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ssh connection fails after login at one user

Have server with 2 users - (e.g. - user and root). SSH login to root works corrctly. But I can't login to user - it immediatelly fails with "write failed - broken pipe" after login. ssh -vvv ...
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OpenSSH hangs after login without showing login prompt

I ran across an issue with ssh after fresh Ubuntu 13.10 installation on Lenovo T420. I tried git pull (which failed) and this led me to more general ssh failing. After spending some 2-3 hrs of ...
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How to prevent ssh-agent from starting in CentOS?

How do I stop ssh-agent from starting when logging into CentOS via openssh? There are no references to ssh-agent in my bash startup scripts (.bashrc) or /etc/bashrc.
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Running 2 OpenVPN on the same box

(Fist of all, I'm a total Unix newbie). I know I can create two (or more) user accounts with root privileges, and I can access them independtly through SSH sessions. But I don't know how Unix systems ...
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SSH connection gets lost, but not when logged in to MySQL

When I open an SSH connection to our database server and leave it open for a longer time, the connection gets lost at some point. I don't know why or how, but this happens a lot. I still see the ...
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Specifying a random monitoring port with autossh

I have many reverse ssh tunnels and because monitoring ports can't be reused, I am trying to find a free random port for monitoring. Meanwhile I specified -M 0 and the forwards work great and in ...
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SSH to Linux Container from Other Machine

I am trying to learn about Linux Containers and this is my first encounter with servers, ssh and many other things that I do not know the terms yet. I create five different containers and authorized ...
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Linux Fedora Core 18 freezes on OpenSSH login

miagos:~ $ uname -a Linux miagos 3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jun 13 18:56:55 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have a reproducible issue, when my desktop Linux node stays online for more ...
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Can't figure out why ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host appear

At home, I have setup a Raspberry Pi with the latest version of Raspbian and with ssh enabled. I also use a Mac Book Pro with OS X 10.9.3. I use ssh pi@192.168.0.22 to do some work on the Raspberry ...
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scp does not honor .ssh/config

Used for a few years arcfour as default cipher for SSH2 connection in my ~/.ssh/config file host namaka hostname localhost port 2022 ciphers arcfour IdentityFile ~/.ssh/virtualbox ...
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ssh terminating immediately with message Terminated

I have tried following command on my local system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS): $ ssh localhost The authenticity of host 'localhost (127.0.0.1)' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is ...
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Force OpenSSH / pam / pam_ldapd to do pam_ldapd(sshd:auth) with public-key authentication

I have working pam_ldap authentication using libpam_ldapd. I'm using slapo-nssov and want to use loginStatus attribute which is added to users ldap entry after opening pam session and deleted when its ...
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Placing OpenSSH control socket in /run

OpenSSH has a feature that allows you to multiplex connections over a controlsocket. It is generally accepted that these control sockets should not reside in a common area, due to the security issues ...
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How to find out what triggers ssh-askpass prompting for passphrase periodically

I recently deleted the contents of my ~/.ssh directory and generated new keys. They new ones work fine, but every once in a while I am getting a gui dialog titled OpenSHH from asking for the ...
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Force ssh to always use SSH_ASKPASS

I want to force ssh to always use the program specified by SSH_ASKPASS. In my case the program is just a bash script returning the passphrase. The problem is, as the ssh documentation says: If ...
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Making ChrootDirectory directory writable by SFTP user

If a user logs into a machine via SFTP, one can make use of ChrootDirectory keyword to give an illusion that user is in a root directory. But that directory is only writable by root user. I would love ...
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OpenSSH Server as Tor Hidden Service

What exactly is considered best practice when setting up an open SSH server as a Tor hidden service? I do it this way, but I feel like there's a better way of doing this: I just set SSH up as a ...
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openssh-server doesn't start in Docker container

I am having a weird problem. I am not able to ssh to docker container having ip address 172.17.0.61. I am getting following error: $ ssh 172.17.0.61 ssh: connect to host 172.17.0.61 port 22: ...
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How to get information from sshd about established remote tunnels

I have a server running on which from many different places people log on via ssh and open remote ssh-tunnels to other places behind different firewalls. Now I want to try to get an overview, which ...
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git push in gnome-term crashes my window manager

In terminal in awesome wm when i git push awesome wm freezes. so i move over to tty2 and log in. top shows awesome at %100 cpu. ps aux | grep [g]it output git-remote-https origin ...
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SMTP traffic being forwarded through SSH even do AllowTcpForwarding is disabled

I have a situation on one server, where it seems to be spaming over traffic being sent over SSH tunnel. Output below shows connections being made to remote SMTP server that seem to be initiated over ...
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Forward only one port in openvpn

I have a ā€openvpn server in Amazon Cloud and I use it to make a link between my home pc and linux computer which is located on a corporate network. It works except that it routes all traffic through ...
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Cygwin and OpenSSH

I am having issues setting up and installing the latest Cygwin with Openssh. Similar to this issue Installing SSH via Cygwin I can get this setup and working fine when the server is not connected ...
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restrict ssh access to /bin and using bash as a shell

I want to restrict my admin user to /bin directory while permitting to use bash as a shell via ssh. This is in my sshd_config file: Match User admin ChrootDirectory /bin X11Forwarding no ...
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SSH client connection not working to remote servers not working

I am unable to connect to other machines from one of my servers. Here is the verbose output (IP, domain, port are masked. OpenSSH version info removed): $ ssh -vvv user@example.com -p yyyy debug1: ...
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Cannot connect to OpenSSH when compiled with the gcc option: -finstrument-functions

I want to make custom traces of sshd. So, I have added the source file ptrace.c from here. This file enables to trace function calls (but this is not the subject of my question). So, I have modified ...
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OpenSSH: UseDNS is not enforced

I cannot get the UseDNS constraint to work. It is set to UseDNS=yes on the server running sshd. That server queries a local DNS server which is the authority for each host on the network. Each host ...
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Problem with OpenSSH

I think I got an OpenSSH-problem with my Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. Let me explain my setup: For development, I use Git and Gitolite. I have 3 server: server A ( master-server for git-mirroring) ...
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sshd without pam slower

I am running OpenSSH_6.5 with UsePAM yes in my board. I have observed that with UsePAM no in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, sshd runs slower than previous case. How is this possible? My understanding is ...
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How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?

I have a Mint KDE VM (under VMware Fusion on Mavericks), and it is refusing ssh connections. I have not enabled UFW, and openssh-server installed without reported error. However, when I attempt to ...