"Against Rekeying"

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at sun.com
Fri Mar 26 19:44:59 EDT 2010

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 12:31:45PM +1300, Peter Gutmann (alt) wrote:
> Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams at Sun.COM> writes:
> >I made much the same point, but just so we're clear, SSHv2 re-keying has been
> >interoperating widely since 2005.  (I was at Connectathon, and while the
> >details of Cthon testing are proprietary, I can generalize and tell you that
> >interop in this area was very good.)
> Whose SSH rekeying though?  I follow the support forums for a range of non-
> mainstream (i.e. not the usual suspects of OpenSSH, ssh.com, or Putty) SSH
> implementations and "why does my connection die after an hour with [decryption
> error/invalid packet/unrecognised message type/whatever]" (all signs of
> rekeying issues) is still pretty much an FAQ across them at the current time.

Several key ones, including SunSSH.  I'd have to go ask permission in
order to disclose, since Connectathon results are private, IIRC.  Also,
it's been five years, so some of the information has fallen off my


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