Size of data packets in SSH connection

david kohn7 dkohn7 at
Thu Apr 15 01:17:13 EST 2010

Thank you.

> Before the cipher is brought up the packets are not forced to a cipher
> blocksize, so you might be seeing KEXINIT packets or client/server banners.
>> [1] If i'm not mistaken, the LCD of all sizes irrespective of
>> cipher used is 4
> That's true for protocol 2, but protocol 1 has one cipher (DES) with a
> shorter blocksize. Occasionally people patch support for the null cipher
> into their SSH clients or servers and it has no blocksize either.

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