Markus Friedl markus.friedl at
Sat Jun 2 18:21:30 EST 2001


openssh's make install does copy the provided prime file
to /etc/primes.

what distributions are broken?

On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 01:19:47PM -0400, Mipam wrote:
> I notice that a lot of openssh ports are installed without an /etc/primes.
> Not the fault of openssh, merely of the ppl who make a rpm, or port 
> openssh nativly in the os.
> And when another machine makes a connection to a sshd, the server tries to find
> an /etc/primes. Also in my case there is none.
> In the documentation there is hardly anything mentioned other then
> "Contains Diffie-Helman groups used for the ...."
> No note how to generate the primes file or whether it is a file that
> comes with the openssh source which you must manually plant in /etc
> for example. So i dont know what to do now, since i am not that much home
> in this subject, should i try to obtain a primes file somewhere,
> or should i generate a primes file, and if so, how?
> Bye,
> Mipam.

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