[smokeping-users] SSH probe fails when smokeping host does not support SSHv1

Christian Recktenwald smokeping-contact at citecs.de
Fri Jul 6 17:53:24 CEST 2018

I doubt if scanning for sshv1 is of real practical use nowadays
it probably could have been disabled many years ago.

Feel free to change this.

On Fri, Jul 06, 2018 at 03:39:02AM -1000, Kent Kuriyama wrote:
> I would like to propose a change to "SSH.pm" so that it does not check for
> SSHv1 hosts.
> When the SSH probe (SSH.pm) is enabled it executes:
>   '/usr/bin/ssh-keyscan -t dsa,rsa,rsa1'
> upon startup.  Note the key type 'rsa1' is explicitly being checked for and
> fails if ssh-keygen is compiled with SSHv2 support only.  I propose that
> the snippet of code be changed to:
>   '/usr/bin/ssh-keyscan -t dsa,rsa'
> Under the recently released FreeBSD 11.2, SSHv1 is not supported by default
> and thus disables the smokeping daemon.  If SSHv1 must be supported can a
> configuration switch be added so that SSHv2 only hosts can startup?  Thank
> you.
> -- 
> Kent, kent.kuriyama at gmail.com

Christian Recktenwald
smokeping-contact at citecs.de

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