Using hmac-sha2-256 in OpenSSH 6.2p1

Anurag Panda panurag at
Fri Apr 5 23:25:22 EST 2013


I installed on RHEL 5. I am able to connect now using hmac-sha2-256. Thank
you for the help.

Thanks & regards,

From:	Darren Tucker <dtucker at>
To:	Anurag Panda/India/IBM at IBMIN,
Cc:	openssh-unix-dev at
Date:	04/05/2013 04:46 PM
Subject:	Re: Using hmac-sha2-256 in OpenSSH 6.2p1

On Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 10:05:23PM +1100, Darren Tucker wrote:
> What version of OpenSSL do you have?  If I'm reading their cvs history
> right, sha256 support was added in 0.9.8.

Perusal of Redhat's ftp directories seems to indicate that the latest
OpenSSL is openssl-0.9.7a-43.1 so that'd probably explain it.

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