ssh with bridged ap

George Vagner george at
Tue Sep 13 12:14:23 UTC 2011

I was thinking that maybe because the wired interface doesn't actually have
An IP address it is a reverse lookup thing.

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Subject: Re: ssh with bridged ap

On 9/13/11 3:54 AM, george vagner wrote:
> I have set up wireless AP with a static IP and bridged it to my internal
> wired network on RE0.
> I can successfully connect with WPA to the wireless network and browse
> computers on the wired net fine,
> I can log into the freebsd machine using ssh no problem as long as if I
> connect via the wireless network.
> If I try and log into the freebsd machine using the wired network I get a
> log in prompt for username
> Then I get the password prompt but after typing in my password it always
> says login incorrect, it don't do this if I am on the wireless net.
> Maybe something in the sshd config about bridged connections? 

Maybe an excerpt from your /var/log/auth.log at that time, too...

Might turn out that you don't get anything in /var/log/auth.log which
would indicate that, when using the wired IP of the machine, you're
actually connecting to another host.
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