Michael W. Oliver michael at
Tue Jun 21 16:53:14 GMT 2005

[please don't top-post]

On 2005-06-21T12:09:57-0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Daniel Gerzo [mailto:danger at] 
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 11:54 AM
>> To: Jean-Paul Natola
>> Cc: freebsd-questions at
>> Subject: Re: SSH
>> Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 5:49:49 PM, you thoughtfully wrote the following:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I downloaded Putty  to ssh into my freebsd box
>>> This is what I see on the screen
>>> SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_3.8.1p1 FreeBSD-20040419
>> are you sure, you're using ssh protocol, not telnet? I'm pretty sure
>> that putty has set telnet by default.
> Port  22   is it not?

Yes, it is port 22, but you also have to choose the 'SSH' protocol.  If
you use the telnet protocol, but connect to port 22, then you will see
the 'SSH-blah-blah-blah' banner.  If you use the SSH protocol then you
will not see this banner.

Mike Oliver
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