Mac OS X: OpenSSH install

    Mac OS X: OpenSSH install

    .

    [UPDATE: On Mon 23 July 2001 Software Update delivered a purported fix to this problem. I’m leaving this page here should anyone still need it.]

    OpenSSH with 10.0.4 is broken. Here’s how to fix it (according to Eugene Chan, posting at the MacNN fora). [His configure step is a bit different than has been reported elsewhere, for example at StepWise, because it was suggested that by an Apple emloyee who had the same problems with weird hostname/time-out quirks resulting from a broken getaddrinfo() in OS X.]

    Create a place in which to work

    We’ll be downloading software from the Internet; here’s how we create a workspace for ourselves.

    % mkdir ~/install ; cd ~/install

    Get and install

    Progress marches on. The Apache web server provided with Mac OS X 10.0 has been superceeded. Here’s how to build and install the current version:

    % wget ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/portable/openssh-2.9p2.tar.gz

    % gnutar xzf openssh-2.9p2.tar.gz

    % cd openssh-2.9p2/

    % ./configure

    –with-tcp-wrappers

    –without-rsh

    –prefix=/usr

    –mandir=/usr/share/man

    –sysconfdir=/private/etc

    –disable-getaddrinfo

    % make

    % sudo make install

    Now ssh should work, no longer giving you any Disconnecting: Bad packet length -2016317407 error messages.

    Clean up after yourself

    % cd ~ ; rm -rf ~/install

    %

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    Mac OS X: OpenSSH install

    Mac OS X: OpenSSH install

    .

    [UPDATE: On Mon 23 July 2001 Software Update delivered a purported fix to this problem. I’m leaving this page here should anyone still need it.]

    OpenSSH with 10.0.4 is broken. Here’s how to fix it (according to Eugene Chan, posting at the MacNN fora). [His configure step is a bit different than has been reported elsewhere, for example at StepWise, because it was suggested that by an Apple emloyee who had the same problems with weird hostname/time-out quirks resulting from a broken getaddrinfo() in OS X.]

    Create a place in which to work

    We’ll be downloading software from the Internet; here’s how we create a workspace for ourselves.

    % mkdir ~/install ; cd ~/install

    Get and install

    Progress marches on. The Apache web server provided with Mac OS X 10.0 has been superceeded. Here’s how to build and install the current version:

    % wget ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/portable/openssh-2.9p2.tar.gz

    % gnutar xzf openssh-2.9p2.tar.gz

    % cd openssh-2.9p2/

    % ./configure

    –with-tcp-wrappers

    –without-rsh

    –prefix=/usr

    –mandir=/usr/share/man

    –sysconfdir=/private/etc

    –disable-getaddrinfo

    % make

    % sudo make install

    Now ssh should work, no longer giving you any Disconnecting: Bad packet length -2016317407 error messages.

    Clean up after yourself

    % cd ~ ; rm -rf ~/install

    %

    This page

    is

    1993-2006 by ,

    via the Creative Commons License. Questions and comments? Send

    to the Geek Times Webmaster. (Domain and web content hosting at .)

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