how-to configure openssh

Keow Yeong Huat Joseph jkeowyh at
Tue Jun 3 19:31:39 EST 2003

I have open all services on the firewall to make sure it can go thru. I hit this messages as:

>ssh fwadmin at mgfw
SSH Version OpenSSH_2.1.1, protocol versions 1.5/2.0.
Compiled with SSL (0x0090581f).
debug: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug: Applying options for *
debug: Applying options for *
debug: Seeding random number generator
debug: ssh_connect: getuid 0 geteuid 0 anon 0
debug: Connecting to MGFW [] port 22.
debug: Allocated local port 1023.
debug: Connection established.
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
debug: Calling cleanup 0x805db00(0x0)

For your advise pse.

Thanks & regards
Joseph K
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Samuel [mailto:samuel at]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 5:00 AM
To: Keow Yeong Huat Joseph; openssh-unix-dev at
Subject: Re: how-to configure openssh

That depends on what you need help configuring.

Have you tried:
	man sshd
	man sshd_config
Note that, by default, ssh is blocked by the default firewall rules.
You'll need to make sure it's enabled.

If your only work with the firewall was whenconfiring it at install time,
then you can redo the settings with the gui.  Under KDE, the menu item
appears to be:

start -> System Settings -> secuity level.

CAUTION: If your firewall settings have been customized (other than by
the RdHat menus) then doing this may break your old settings. Before you
go through with this, you may want to make a copy of your current settings
in /etc/sysconfig/iptables

mkdir /etc/sysconfig/RCS
ci -l /etc/sysconfig/iptables

does it nicely using RCS -- (I'd encourage anybody not using something
better to get at least a base understanding of RCS. it does a very nice
job of saving and comparing changes in various config files).
Keow Yeong Huat Joseph wrote:
> Hi,
> Would you able to advise me to configure openssh running on Redhat linux ver7? Thanks.
> Best Regards

Stephen Samuel +1(604)876-0426                samuel at
Powerful committed communication, reaching through fear, uncertainty and
doubt to touch the jewel within each person and bring it to life.

More information about the openssh-unix-dev mailing list