Call for testing: OpenSSH 8.0

Markus Schmidt markus at
Fri Mar 29 23:33:40 AEDT 2019

Build and tests ok on macOS 10.14.4 with

Using LibreSSL 2.6.5 (self built with vanilla ./configure )

Then snapshot from 20190328 was built with
	./configure --with-ssl-path=<path-to-libre>

Tests are all ok.

However, the when running a debug sshd, it fails password authentication 
(neither through password nor kbd-interactive).  Not sure if macOS 
requires special build options for this.  Tried with --with-use-pam with 
no difference.  I saw various instructions on how to build it (most seem 
to  include homebrew, which I don't have), but have not made extensive 

(It turns out it also happens with an older official version on an older 
macOS (7-4p1 on macOS 10.9), so it's doesn't look like it specific to 
the 8.0 snapshot.)

I'll see if I can dig into it.

Meanwhile if someone knows something about it, please let me know.


On 03.27.19 12:00 , Damien Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> OpenSSH 8.0p1 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing
> on as many platforms and systems as possible.
> Snapshot releases for portable OpenSSH are available from
> The OpenBSD version is available in CVS HEAD:
> Portable OpenSSH is also available via git using the
> instructions at
> At or via a mirror at Github:
> Running the regression tests supplied with Portable OpenSSH does not
> require installation and is a simply:
> $ ./configure && make tests
> Live testing on suitable non-production systems is also appreciated.
> Please send reports of success or failure to
> openssh-unix-dev at Security bugs should be reported
> directly to openssh at
> Below is a summary of changes. More detail may be found in the ChangeLog
> in the portable OpenSSH tarballs.
> Thanks to the many people who contributed to this release.
> Security

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