sshd. "UseDNS no" ignored?

Dmitry Pryanishnikov dmitry at
Thu Nov 30 11:11:17 PST 2006


On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, David Adam wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Dmitry Pryanishnikov wrote:
>>    I'm still wondering why OpenSSH is _so_ inferior to SSH.COM's ssh2
>> (which is also open-source)?
> Is it really open-source? I couldn't find any reference to source
> downloads or licensing terms on It mentions OpenSSH
> as an open-source alternative.

   Well, security/ssh2 port builds all binaries from sources which are
freely available at . The following URL:

contains both download URLs and "Non-commercial license agreement for SSH 
Secure Shell for Servers" link.

>> the only option which present in ssh2 while absent in OpenSSH, second
>> very useful one is:
>>  	AuthInteractiveFailureTimeout   10
>> which make SSH-password-guessing robots to give up after the first attempt ;)
> You might like to suggest these features to the OpenSSH developers!

   Well, maybe I'll do that if/when ssh2 becomes unavailable...

> Of course, when space is at a premium, Dropbear is the answer to your SSH
> questions.

   I suppose that 3rd product can't be an answer to the question why
1st product is worse than 2nd... But thanks for the pointer!

> David Adam
> zanchey at

Sincerely, Dmitry
Atlantis ISP, System Administrator
e-mail:  dmitry at
nic-hdl: LYNX-RIPE

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