Security warning with sshd

Remko Lodder remko at
Sun Aug 21 10:10:45 GMT 2005

Pat Maddox wrote:
> On 8/21/05, Remko Lodder <remko at> wrote:
>>Pat Maddox wrote:
> I don't know what exactly was happening, but after looking at that
> link my guess is that it occurred when I enabled the firewall.  If I'm
> logged in and enable it, my ssh connection is dropped...except I don't
> get disconnected, the ssh connection is simply unresponsive.  Which
> makes sense since the firewall just went up.  But maybe that's part of
> the problem?

Well that can easily be, people are speaking about "statefull" packets
here.  Do you use statefull filtering on your firewall?  Are you able
to "see" the dropped packets (dropped by your firewall)?  If so you
might want to enable statefull filtering for your ssh sessions..

Hope this helps,


Kind regards,

      Remko Lodder               ** remko at
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