Subject: Re: bad username/password auth to Mac OS X/FreeBSD hosts.

Re: bad username/password auth to Mac OS X/FreeBSD hosts.

From: B Harder <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 09:39:19 -0700

Hey Mikhail -- thanks for the response.

I can use canonical ssh (OpenSSH) to authenticate and successfully
connect to the hosts in question. I'm certainly _not_ beyond finding
out the problem is with my code -- but I'm pretty curious how I can
successfully (repeatedly) connect to some "class" of hosts, but not

I'll see if I can tailor the sftp example to demonstrate my issue.

Otherwise, I take it there are no known issues regarding FreeBSD/Mac
OS X? (I wouldn't be surprised if their code/network stack is very
closely related -- I've been experiencing my OS X problem for weeks
now, and occasionally poking at the code to find a pain point -- when
I experienced same issue with FreeBSD, I decided to post here for
other people's experiences).


On 5/29/14, Mikhail Gusarov <> wrote:
> Probably those hosts disable password authentication and only enable
> keyboard-interactive one.
> Check out
> Best regards,
> Mikhail Gusarov.
> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM, B Harder <> wrote:
>> I've got code that will connect to NetBSD, Solaris, Linux hosts and
>> authenticate and Do What I Want. However, attempting to connect to a
>> FreeBSD (10 release) or Mac OS X host yields authentication error. I'm
>> sure the username/password is correct. If I use key-based
>> authentication to these problem hosts though, everything works fine.
>> Is there a known issue w/ OS X/FreeBSD ? Is there some
>> boilerplate/reference code available for username/password
>> authentication to use as basis for example to demonstrate?
>> Kind regards,
>> -bch
>> _______________________________________________
>> libssh2-devel
Received on 2014-05-29