Changes in ssh?

Stacey Roberts stacey at
Wed Apr 16 14:43:38 PDT 2003

     I've just installed FreeBSD on a machine here, and I can't ssh into
this new machine, not ssh from this machine to anywhere on the network.

Basically what I did is:
Install from 4.7 Rel CDROM Set
Upgraded to 4.8 Stable (on 14th April 2003)

No firewall in place as yet, though built with usual kernel options for

Here's what I get using "-v" switch:

$ ssh -v
OpenSSH_3.5p1 FreeBSD-20030201, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Rhosts Authentication disabled, originating port will not be
debug1: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to [] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file /home/stacey/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug1: identity file /home/stacey/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
debug1: Calling cleanup 0x804c158(0x0)

The new machine is already in DNS on this net:
$ host domain name pointer <host_FQDN>

I have to say, this format of the host output *does* appear to be
different to what I would normally get.., I can't remember for
certain.., but didn't the "host" command return something along the
lines of:

host <blah> has IP Address

Or something like that..,

Has anyone else noticed this?


Stacey Roberts
B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science


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