OpenSSH 5.1p1 vs. Leopard xServe

jms at jms at
Sat Sep 13 04:20:23 PDT 2008

Hello all,

I've recently installed the macports OpenSSH 5.1 into my Leopard  
xServe. The point of my doing this was to take advantage of the latest  
version's ability to chroot certain users to their home folders using  
the new chrootDirectory command.

I installed the MacPorts OpenSSH as an administrator (not root). I am  
able to log into the server, but when I login in verbose mode I see  
that the initial connection uses OpenSSH version 4.7, and only after  
verification it switches to v. 5.1.

Yet when I create another user (whose home folder is a simple reserved  
directory, not a classic mac 'user' folder) he can log in, but he ends  
up using OpenSSH version 4.7. The same thing happens if I attempt to  
log in as root!

What do I have to tweak to get this working with Leopard Server?  
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

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