sshd: fatal: monitor_read: unsupported request: 24

paolo.pisati at paolo.pisati at
Mon Dec 29 06:18:38 PST 2003

>You are sure, that you allowed direct root login via ssh in your FreeBSD
>box, are you ? Because the default installation denies direct root login.
>See /etc/ssh/sshd_config the Parameter '#PermitRootLogin no' which is
>the default.
>You have to write 'PermitRootLogin yes' to allow it.

I did it, and i found this:

OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090602f
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug1: Rhosts Authentication disabled, originating port will not be trusted.
debug1: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to web* [192.168.128.*] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa type 1
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_dsa type 2
debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software version OpenSSH_3.5p1
debug1: match: OpenSSH_3.5p1 FreeBSD-20030924 pat OpenSSH*
Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_3.4p1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
debug1: dh_gen_key: priv key bits set: 122/256
debug1: bits set: 1571/3191
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
debug1: Host 'web*' is known and matches the DSA host key.
debug1: Found key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:28
debug1: bits set: 1615/3191
debug1: ssh_dss_verify: signature correct
debug1: kex_derive_keys
debug1: newkeys: mode 1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: waiting for SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: newkeys: mode 0
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: done: ssh_kex2.
debug1: service_accept: ssh-userauth
debug1: authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interacti
debug1: next auth method to try is publickey
debug1: try pubkey: /root/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interacti
debug1: try pubkey: /root/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: input_userauth_pk_ok: pkalg ssh-dss blen 433 lastkey 0x8098300 hint
debug1: read PEM private key done: type DSA
debug1: ssh-userauth2 successful: method publickey
debug1: fd 5 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug1: send channel open 0
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug1: channel_free: channel 0: client-session, nchannels 1
debug1: fd 1 clearing O_NONBLOCK
Connection to web* closed by remote host.
Connection to web* closed.
debug1: Transferred: stdin 0, stdout 0, stderr 71 bytes in 0.0 seconds
debug1: Bytes per second: stdin 0.0, stdout 0.0, stderr 21899.9
debug1: Exit status -1

It seems that the authentication goes well, but thje freebsd side close
the connection just before to begin the interactive session.

What do you think about it? Bug?


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