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RE: Debian and OpenBSD -- ssh compatibility?

On 31-Jul-2000 kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> I'm configuring an OpenBSD firewall in front of my Debian box.  Current
> problem is getting compatible versions of ssh on both boxes.
> I can ssh FROM OpenBSD to Debian, but not TO OpenBSD from Debian.
> Error message on attempting OpenBSD connection:
>       Disconnecting: Bad packet length 1349676916.
> ...on the OBSD side, I get the following in /var/log/authlog:
>       Jul 31 05:32:37 jung sshd[32168]: Protocol major versions differ for 
> SSH-2.0-OpenSSH-2.1 vs. SSH-1.5-OpenSSH-1.2.3
> I obviously need to get compatible versions of ssh, but I'm not sure
> which end to even up, or (for the OBSD side) how to do it.  My
> understanding is that OpenSSH 1.2.3 is licensed freely, that SSH-2 is
> not, and that there isn't a free version of OpenSSH-2 available for
> Debian.

openSSH is free, whether it is 2.0 or 1.x.  I am uncertain that we have
packaged 2.0 though.  An easy solution temporarily is to install 1.2 openSSH on
the bsd box.

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