Call for testing: OpenSSH 8.3

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Wed May 13 13:56:33 AEST 2020

On Wed, 13 May 2020 at 02:00, Kevin Brott <kevin.brott at> wrote:
> *AIX 7200-04-01-1939 / gcc (GCC) 8.3.0
> fails out here ...*
> ...
> key option expiry-time invalid
> key option expiry-time expired
> key option expiry-time valid
> failed key options
> gmake[1]: *** [Makefile:213: t-exec] Error 1
> gmake[1]: Leaving directory '/home/brottk/sandbox/openssh-portable/regress'
> make: *** [Makefile:673: t-exec] Error 2

I've reproduced this one.  The reason is that allocating a pty on AIX
requires root privileges, and the test sshd is failing with the

debug1: pty_setowner: no tty group
chown(/dev/pts/2, 500, 0) failed: Not owner
debug1: do_cleanup
debug1: session_pty_cleanup2: session 0 release /dev/pts/2
Attempt to write login records by non-root user (aborting)
debug1: do_cleanup
FAIL: key option failed restrict,pty

You can run the test with SUDO=sudo (assuming you have sudo and it's
configured to allow passwordless commands).  I'll see if we can skip
these tests in that case.

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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