Subject: RE: FIPS Compliance.

RE: FIPS Compliance.

From: Bert Huijben <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:08:02 +0200

If I remember correctly there is a compile time flag for libssh2 to enable a strict fips mode.

I would guess this might break compatibility with some (probably older) ssh implementations that don't implement newer (optional) cyphers.


-----Original Message-----
From: "john gloster" <>
Sent: ‎25-‎7-‎2014 09:33
To: "" <>
Subject: FIPS Compliance.


I wanted to know whether libssh2 1.4.2/1.4.3 are compatible with FIPS compliant OpenSSL version openssl-1.0.0-20 ?

I compiled libssh2 1.4.3 with this particular version of openssl and i could see that my application linking to this libssh crashes.

In other cases, my application runs successfully if i compile libssh2 1.4.3 with openssl-1.0.1e-16.

Could some one please shed light on this one?

Alternately please let me know whether i can configure libssh2 to use a particular set crypto algorithms supported by the openssl.

Thanking you on advance.

Received on 2014-07-25