OpenSSH 5.1p1 - trouble connecting to ILO board

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at
Wed Sep 10 00:06:59 EST 2008

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 07:15:25AM -0400, Matt Anderson wrote:
> Konstantin Belousov wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >Recently, the FreeBSD base system OpenSSH was upgraded to
> >OpenSSH_5.1p1 FreeBSD-20080901, OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007
> >
> >Before the upgrade, with
> >OpenSSH_4.5p1 FreeBSD-20061110, OpenSSL 0.9.7e-p1 25 Oct 2004
> >I had no troubles connecting to the ssh server built-in into the
> >HP Proliant G5 ILO management board, authenticating by id_dsa,
> >v2 protocol. On that board, ssh server greets with SSH-2.0-mpSSH_0.0.1
> >string.
> ...
> >
> >Does anybody have similar problems ? Any idea what could be the problem ?
> I've had similar problems for years.  Looking around a while ago I found 
> the suggestion to `unset LANG` and also make sure agent forwarding is 
> disabled.  Once I've done both of those things I normally can connect to 
> an iLO.

I do have disabled agent forwarding for ILO, otherwise even old client
cannot establish the session. This seems to be a change in the recent
ssh that cause this behaviour.
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