ssh configuration, nmisunderstanding or error

Olivier Nicole Olivier.Nicole at
Wed Nov 4 09:51:12 UTC 2015


> I got irritated by the behaviour of the jail. After forcing sshd to
> responed with an error message, it got clear to me that the wrong
> configuration file is read.

I see now.

ssh_config belongs to ssh client! So the ssh_config file in use depends
on what system you use for client.

If your ssh_config file is wrong, you may connect to any IP address,
inside or outside the jail, you will always get the same error message
on your client.


>> main (or firefox) are bare words at the begining of a line and I think
>> they are not a valid ssh_config syntax.
> Yes, there are just there to get an error message depending on the file
> being read. How can ssh get the error message which is supposed to come
> from outside the jail?
> I still believe that I have some very strange error in the setup but I
> am not able to see it.
> Every thing on the new disk is simply a copy from the old disk with the
> exception of fstab. So, I expected that the machine will now behave
> just as if the old disk would be there. All is as expected outside the
> jails.
> Erich


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