ssh None cipher

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk at MIT.EDU
Sat Oct 18 02:43:51 UTC 2014

On Fri, 17 Oct 2014, Ben Woods wrote:

> Whilst trying to replicate data from my FreeNAS to my FreeBSD home theater
> PC on my local LAN, I came across this bug preventing use of the None
> cipher:
> I think I could enable the None cipher by recompiling base with a flag in
> /etc/src.conf.

I agree.

> Is there any harm in enabling this by default, but having the None cipher
> remain disabled in /etc/ssh/sshd_config? That way people wouldn't have it
> on my default, but wouldn't have to recompile to enable it.

I do not see any immediate and concrete harm that doing so would cause,
yet that is insufficient for me to think that doing so would be a good


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