Call for testing: OpenSSH 8.5

Jakub Jelen jjelen at
Wed Feb 24 07:40:36 AEDT 2021

On 2/23/21 2:46 AM, Damien Miller wrote:
>   * ssh(1), sshd(8): rename the PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes keyword to
>     PubkeyAcceptedAlgorithms. The previous name incorrectly suggested
>     that it control allowed key algorithms, when this option actually
>     specifies the signature algorithms that are accepted. The previous
>     name remains available as an alias. bz#3253

There is still one place in the manual page that refers to this meaning 
as key types in last snap:

commit c0a8a29c2487a2fcf83fdcd7a76cbdbe76fa7f73
Author: Jakub Jelen <jjelen at>
Date:   Tue Feb 23 21:38:24 2021 +0100

     sshd_config: Fix reference to algorithms as keys

diff --git a/sshd_config.5 b/sshd_config.5
index 108027b5..6376db10 100644
--- a/sshd_config.5
+++ b/sshd_config.5
@@ -1517,7 +1517,7 @@ sk-ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 at,
-The list of available key types may also be obtained using
+The list of available signature algorithsm may also be obtained using
  .Qq ssh -Q PubkeyAcceptedAlgorithms .
  .It Cm PubkeyAuthOptions
  Sets one or more public key authentication options.

Jakub Jelen
Senior Software Engineer
Crypto Team, Security Engineering
Red Hat, Inc.

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