Problem with connecting to host running ssh 2.3.0p1

Damien Miller djm at
Tue Mar 20 15:32:37 EST 2001

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Phil Karn wrote:

> I'm seeing this same problem:
> bash-2.03$ ssh xing
>  1b dc 08 20 f8 27 6e b2 22 ab f3 f9 4d 4a b6 06
> Disconnecting: Bad packet length 467404832.
> The local client is openssh2.5.2p1. The local system is a P3 laptop
> running Debian Linux and the 2.2.18 kernel. The remote machine is
> a Sparc running openssh-2.3.0p1.
> The problem only occurs with protocol version 2. Version 1 works normally.
> I see the problem with another remote Sparc, that one running 2.5.1p1.
> I guess the common theme is "Sparc server".

A fix for the endian problem went in between 2.5.1p1 and 2.5.2p2, so you
are running the last bad version :) If you upgrade to the just-released
2.5.2p1 then all should be well.

The problem is showing more often now as recent OpenSSH versions use
Rijndael/AES as the default SSH2 cipher.


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