OpenSSH <= 3.7 Truncating /etc/issue

Eric eric-list-openssh at
Wed Sep 17 13:55:53 EST 2003

I'm in a situation where a rather lengthy /etc/issue file is used
to state standard disclaimers of acceptable use. I noticed that
OpenSSH 3.7 and above started truncating this to 1023 characters;
the ssh client, that is.

Is this is simple variable change that wouldn't break anything?
I'll look through the code, but it might be wise to make this
buffer a bit larger since many organizations, unfortunately, now
have to state large policies prior to login.


- Eric

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