Bad packet length rarely but still too often

Damien Miller djm at
Fri Feb 15 10:40:28 EST 2002

On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Taylor, Bill wrote:

> Hi,
> Just got on this group and wonder if anyone can help.
> I ported Openssh-2.1.1p2 to windows to use with our emulation
> software. Sometimes via ssh 2 I get a bad packet length  when doing
> repeated keystrokes(Sit in vi and append then hold down a key for a bit).
> For the most part it works but I suspect the ported code base had flaws
> that can not be fixed without porting a newer codebase....

You should update anyway, 2.1.1 had a widely exploited remote security 

> Tell me it ain't so..... :-)
> I have 2.9.9 and 3.0.2 on a sun and two different NetBSD machines and it
> does it occasionally on them all.

What are the versions on the client and server when it fails?

I have never seen the issue and I can't replicate it with 3.0.2 using your 
above recipe.


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