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Re: Debian and OpenBSD -- ssh compatibility?



On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 12:52:18PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> 
> 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 
> >       192.168.0.32: 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.

I would if I knew how.  I'm still puzzling out the OpenBSD packaging
system.  "ports" installs stuff under /usr/local.  Sacrilege!

...but I solved the problem anyway.

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