OpenSSH-portable with md5-passwords

Kevin Sindhu kevin at
Wed Mar 21 07:16:16 EST 2001

Hiya guyz,

I have a quick question, and wondering if you give me some insight on
this. One of our machine's is running Slackware 7.1 with openssh 1.5.(it
was configured --with-md5-passwords)

Apparently  I can't ssh to accounts which the password function hashes
to a field with '$' symbols in it, as reported in /etc/shadow. Is this a
well-known bug of OpenSSH version 1.5?

I would appreciate any advice.


Kevin Sindhu
Systems Engineer		E-Mail: kevin at
TGI Technologies Inc.		Tel: (604) 872-6676 Ext 321
107 E 3rd Ave,			Fax: (604) 872-6601
Vancouver,BC V5T 1C7

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