weird DH problems

Girish Venkatachalam girish1729 at
Tue Sep 19 15:57:58 EST 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 03:02:07PM +1000, Darren Tucker wrote:
|Girish Venkatachalam wrote:
|>Sorry Darren for the confusion. Both machines running FreeBSD are the
|>servers and the sshd on the server side is dying. I have mentioned
|>above the architectures, none of them are UltraSparc.
|> Is there something wrong with /dev/*random?
|Dunno, but I suspect not.
|> I have tried connecting from FreeBSD itself, OpenBSD and Debian
|> GNU/linux asssh clients. And all of them have problems at different
|> times. And these clients of course are running at my home and they are
|> old crappy i386 boxes. I dont think there is any problem with the
|> client part.
|You really need to see what's happening on the server side (normally I'd 
|suggest running the server in debug mode, but since it's intermittent 
|you would probably need to bump up the LogLevel and grep out the 
|relevant session from the log).
|Does the problem occur with a vanilla OpenSSH built from the source on 
|  I'm pretty sure FreeBSD make a number of changes but I 
|don't know what they are.  They should be the first point of call for 
|problems with the binaries they supply.

In that case let us just move on. I could not run sshd in debug mode since I tried something and ended up killing it and getting myself locked out. Since it is not my machine I am also scared to just hack things.

You are right in the stance that FreeBSD owes an explanation. But I wouldnt think they would diddle around with DH fields and stuff. Remote chance.

I have not tried with vanilla OpenSSH. 

If nothing comes to your mind, then let us just leave it and move on. 

This will be one of those unsolved Sherlock Holmes mysteries. :-)

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