non-informative error message

Tim Howe vsync at
Mon Sep 11 10:39:56 EST 2006

Serafeim Zanikolas <serzan at> writes:

> 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".

I request that this message stay the same and that users consider
gaining a sense of humor and a cultural understanding of the systems in

If addiction is judged by how long a dumb animal will sit pressing a lever
to get a "fix" of something, to its own detriment, then I would conclude
that netnews is far more addictive than cocaine.
        -- Rob Stampfli
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