SUMMARY: ssh doesn't care about password aging

From: Harald Husemann <>
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 06:51:55 EDT
<Original question below>

Hi agn,

and thanks to Matt ( for the fast reply! It seems we
need a newer openssh or a patch for the old one. It's a known behavior
of the old-fashioned ssh servers, :-)

Matt's reply:

Get a recent openssh, i.e. 3.8 or later.

Handling expired passwords required a patch up to

See this page for more info:


Thanks again to the list and Matt for the fast and reliable help,

keep on hackin',


On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 12:16, Harald Husemann wrote:
> Hi gurus,
> we have a problem here with one of our systems concerning password aging
> and ssh. System is a V240, running Solaris 8 and openssh.
> Password aging is working when a user connects the machine with e. g.
> telnet, he/ she gets a warning when the password is about to expire, and
> the access is denied when the password has been expired.
> But, ssh doesn't care about this, there is no warning abt. the expiring,
> and, even more worse, it's still possible to connect the system with ssh
> when the password is expired...
> Any ideas??
> Thanks in advance,
> have a nice hackin',
> Harald
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