ssh no longer connecting automatically

Daren Desjardins desjardins at
Fri Apr 2 23:20:12 PST 2004

Ive been having the exact same issue, even started a thread on it with
no resolution yet.

Some findings I have made recently included taking a working ssh from a
bsd4.9 release box, copying it to the one that wasnt working, including
the config. That ssh also had the problem after copying. This seems to
indicate either the config has issues(but I copied that as well) or a
runtime library conflict...

The code where it dies can be found in the source ssh-dss.c, at '
ret = DSA_do_verify(digest, dlen, sig, key->dsa);' I believe, line 172.

On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 11:49, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 06:13:50PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> : Jonathon McKitrick <jcm at> writes:
> : > This might be a silly question, but is it possible that a problem with my
> : > local hostname could cause the key to somehow fail validation?
> : 
> : I don't think so.
> : 
> : I think I have managed to reproduce the problem, but I don't really
> : have a clear idea of where in the source code to start looking for a
> : solution.  My current theory is that ssh somehow gets confused about
> : what what kind of key it is handling, and tries to treat a DSA key as
> : an RSA key (or vice versa).
> Well, that's good.  I was starting to wonder what was wrong with my home
> setup.
> Workaround?
> jm

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