Permission denied via ssh over ipv6

Yuri Pankov yuripv at
Wed Feb 10 09:38:58 UTC 2021

PstreeM China wrote:
> my fault.
> the system i mentioned in the original question "FreeBSD 12.2" is the ssh
> server.
> for this case, the system which i used as the client is also FreeBSD 12.2.
> test from other host(from different network ) as the client to ssh to the "
> 2607:f130::6287", it's the same issue.
> test from the localhost (the host config the ipv6 address as 2607:f130::628
> ), use the command: %ssh  myuser at 2607:f130::628,  it's work well.
> I don't know what is the problem, how to fix.

That would mean, and the log you provided confirms, that you are
connecting to wrong system, "remote software version OpenSSH_7.4" is NOT
FreeBSD 12.2 sshd reply.  For further investigation, you could provide
network configuration, i.e. `ifconfig`, `netstat -rn` output and
relevant rc.conf entries from both client and server.

> On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 4:47 PM Yuri Pankov <yuripv at> wrote:
>> PstreeM China wrote:
>>> hi:
>>> thanks for your quickly reply.
>>> ssh -vvv log as below, we can see the connection has already established,
>>> but after input the password, it's not work..
>>> i'am sure the password is right, try modify the passwd has the same
>> issue.
>>> about the DNS PTRs, how should i do ? the source is my home pc, not have
>>> DNS domain.
>>> --------------------------------
>>> rpi% ssh myuser at 2607:f130::6287 -vvv
>>> OpenSSH_7.9p1, OpenSSL 1.1.1h-freebsd  22 Sep 2020
>> [...]
>>> debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.9 FreeBSD-20200214
>>> debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_7.4
>> [...]
>>> Permission denied, please try again.
>>> myuser at 2607:f130::6287's password:
>>  From your original question it's not clear whether FreeBSD 12.2 system
>> is the client or server, and given the above I'm guessing it's the
>> former as remote version doesn't say "FreeBSD" and is otherwise
>> outdated; correct?
>> Also, are you able to connect to 2607:f130::6287 from any other host to
>> make sure it's correct address to use and is accepting v6 connections?
>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 1:18 PM Doug McIntyre <merlyn at> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 11:47:08AM +0800, PstreeM China wrote:
>>>>> Very thanks, this problem has searched from google, but not find the
>>>>> solution to fix this issue.
>>>>> new install FreeBSD in virtual machine.
>>>>> Freebsd version is 12.2
>>>>> Duel stack support ipv4 and ipv6; enable sshd as default.
>>>>> I can ping the ipv4 and ipv6 address.
>>>>> The problem is:
>>>>> SSH over ipv4 is work well.
>>>>> But ssh over ipv6, Can be connected, but after input the password, it
>> is
>>>>> failed , give the notify : permission denied.
>>>>> can not log into the server.
>>>>> I am sure the password is right.
>>>> Have you run 'ssh -vvv' to see all the very verbose debug information?
>>>> Do you have proper DNS PTRs setup for your IPv6 block? It could be
>>>> blocked by mismatch reverse DNS.

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