sshd:cipher_encrypt: bad plaintext length 3
From: ankush grover (ankush1711_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 11:05:30 +0530 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is my first post to this list.I am running a Fedora Core 3 server
in my domain.I have configured CVS,Samba and Mail Server on FC3
I am having some problem with ssh on my machine.Whenever I try to
start the SSHD service on FC3 it gives error " sshd:cipher_encrypt:
bad plaintext length 337".I tried to find the solution to this problem
on google but nothing much was written about it.
The problem started after I tried to make key based access for my CVS
users .I was using Wincvs as client for acessing CVS server.I
installed cygwin and also installed openssh for cygwin on windows Xp
pro with SP2 .The ssh protocol was working fine with password
authentication but when I tried to make it work with key based access
I tried some commands also to trace the problem for failing of ssh on
my Fedora Core 3.
Below is what I tried to do to solve the problem
a)egrep -v '^$|^#' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
The output of this command is
Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server
b) Ouput of strace -x /etc/init.d/sshd start
write(1, "FAILED", 6FAILED) = 6
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, NULL, , 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, , NULL, 8) = 0
write(1, "\33[0;39m", 7) = 7
c) Output of bash -x /etc/init.d/sshd start
+ echo -n FAILED
FAILED+ '[' color = color ']'
+ echo -en '\033[0;39m'
I have only posted some part of the log which was shown in red color
after I issued these commmands.
On Fedora Core 3 the "openssh-3.9p1-8.0.1.i386.rpm " version is
installed.All the rpms needed for openssh are installed like
Please guide me in solving this problem.
Thanks & Regards