OpenSSH_4.3p2 on AIX ssh-agent does not work

Iain Morgan imorgan at
Fri Jun 22 07:06:41 EST 2007

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 12:12:06 -0400, Mark G Smith wrote:
> After installing this OpenSSH build on our AIX v5.2 systems, some users
> started complaining that their logins failed.
> We are using the binary build "OpenSSH 4.3p2-r2 for AIX 5.2" posted on
> Digging deeper, we find that these failing users have their clients
> configured to use ssh-agent.
> this appears in the syslog at the time of their attempted login .....
> Jun 21 15:57:11 gt0405a sshd[31906]: Accepted password for marks from
> port 2489 ssh2
> Jun 21 15:57:12 gt0405a sshd[45470]: Disconnecting: bind: A system call
> received a parameter that is not valid.
> Running "sshd -d" was not very informative, but actually printed the same
> errno results.
> When reconfiguring each client for login WITHOUT ssh-agent, logins are once
> again successfull, & all is well as peace reigns once again in the valley.
> However, our ssh-agent users are VERY loyal & they want their ssh-agent
> working again in their part of the valley!
> How can we fix this?
> Please advise.
> -mark-

What is the version of the ssh client?

Iain Morgan

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