openssh with radius server unreachable

Pascal Henri pascal.henri at
Mon Nov 27 21:12:02 EST 2006

Darren Tucker wrote:
> Pascal Henri wrote:
>> I think to have find a small pb with openssh when a Radius server is 
>> unreachable.
>> I use radius authentication with pam my system-auth is the following
> [...]
>> when radius server is unreachable, we display contents of file 
>> radiusfailure "RADIUS servers are unreachable, need local password.".
>> with telnet this contents is display on client between each 
>> authentication try but not when i use ssh client.
> Which version of OpenSSH are you using?  There were some changes a while 
> back (maybe 4.2p1 or so) whereby the messages returned by PAM were sent 
> to the client as SSH2 banner packets, which should include situations 
> such as this.

I use openssh in 3.9p2 currently. So if i use a 4.4 with ssh2 protocol, 
will it run ?


Pascal h.
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