Call for testing: OpenSSH-6.2

Kevin Brott kevin.brott at
Wed Mar 20 07:46:22 EST 2013

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Kevin Brott <kevin.brott at> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Darren Tucker <dtucker at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Kevin Brott <kevin.brott at>
>> wrote:
>> > Got a bit further this time with openssh-SNAP-20130309.tar.gz - but
>> hp-ux
>> > 11.11 is still not passing make tests.
>> What are you using as an entropy source?  I've found that I'm
>> exhausting prngd on my (admittedly otherwise idle) HP workstation
>> which is causing the tests to fail at the point it runs out.
> It's pretty much a stock HP-UX B.11.11​​ system (not one of mine) so it's
> using whatever is there - I'll double-check Monday, but I'm pretty sure
> prngd isn't installed.
​So - a week later - when I'm not on-call anymore and I can look at this
without interruption.

Using this
time ...

No extra RNG ​toolkit installed at all on this system - and make tests
always fails right at every single time.
I know that HP-UX 11.11 doesn't have a kernel-based RNG by default
(optional package KRNGD supplies it, but I can't install anything new on
this box.

I seem to remember once upon a time - that while it was 'insecure' due to
the entropy being drek - that openssh would still pass make tests (with
warnings) if no decent RNG was installed.  Admittedly I haven't tested on
such a system in a very long time, but did I miss something in a release
note somewhere that says it's a required element now?

 run test
                test connection multiplexing: envpass
                test connection multiplexing: transfer
                scp: failed copy /bin/ls
                cmp: cannot open /var/tmp/ssh/openssh/regress/ls.copy
                scp: corrupted copy of /bin/ls
                test connection multiplexing: status 0
                test connection multiplexing: status 1
                test connection multiplexing: status 4
                test connection multiplexing: status 5
                test connection multiplexing: status 44
                test connection multiplexing: cmd check
                test connection multiplexing: cmd exit
                test connection multiplexing: cmd stop
                failed connection multiplexing
                *** Error exit code 1

                *** Error exit code 1


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