Inconsistent none cipher behavior

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Thu Sep 27 09:29:31 EST 2007

On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 03:32:44PM -0400, Chris Rapier wrote:
> Using stock OpenSSH 4.7 I found different behavior when trying to 
> specify the use of the 'none' cipher depending on the command line 
> option nomenclature. This is under linux 2.6.19-web100
> using -ocipher=none
> [root at delta openssh-4.7p1-hpnv19]# /home/rapier/ssh47/bin/scp -S 
> /home/rapier/ssh47/bin/ssh -ocipher=none -P 2222 ~rapier/2gb 

"Cipher" is an SSHv1-only directive so it will have no effect unless your
connection is using Protocol 1.  Try "Ciphers".

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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