non-informative error message

Serafeim Zanikolas serzan at
Mon Sep 11 07:26:00 EST 2006


The openssh client terminates with the following error message when unable to 
resolve a username: "You don't exist, go away!"

Leaving aside style and tone, the message is not informative. Please consider 
changing it to something more appropriate and helpful, such as "Unable to 
resolve username".

(The message appears in the files ssh-keygen.c and ssh.c, as of version 


ps. please CC me as I'm not subscribed

openssh-unix-dev mailing list
openssh-unix-dev at

More information about the openssh-unix-dev mailing list