Bug 17918 - openssh-clients-2.1.1p4-1 does not log into to.ugcs.caltech.edu
openssh-clients-2.1.1p4-1 does not log into to.ugcs.caltech.edu
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
7.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-09-29 19:05 EDT by Wesley Tanaka
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-29 19:05:40 EDT
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Description Wesley Tanaka 2000-09-29 19:05:38 EDT
When I try to log into to.ugcs.caltech.edu (without an ssh identity), I get
the following message:

~ % ssh to.ugcs.caltech.edu -l thisuserdoesnotexist 
ssh: to.ugcs.caltech.edu: Name or service not known

again, with the -v flag
~ % ssh -v to.ugcs.caltech.edu -l thisuserdoesnotexist
SSH Version OpenSSH_2.1.1, protocol versions 1.5/2.0.
Compiled with SSL (0x0090581f).
debug: Reading configuration data /home/wtanaka/.ssh/config
debug: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug: Applying options for *
debug: Seeding random number generator
debug: ssh_connect: getuid 2672 geteuid 0 anon 0
ssh: to.ugcs.caltech.edu: Name or service not known

This behavior seems to be independent of the username I pass into ssh, and
independent of whether or not the username exists.

the same binary of ssh works for other sites to which I have attempted
connecting.  (examples:
shell1.sourceforge.net, linux.compile.sourceforge.net)

I could not locate a mirror which had a corresponding SRPM for this
package, and ftp.redhat.com does not seem to let me log in right now.

I ran grep against the 2.2.0p1 (this is a different revision) sourcebase
retrieved from openssh.com, and could not find the error message.
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-09-30 15:03:35 EDT
This is not an OpenSSH issue.

to.ugcs.caltech.edu is a CNAME, but the record it points to doesn't have A record.  Thus, the host 
you're trying to connect to is not resolvable.  Site configuration problem.

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