openssh ecdsa issue

Don Ratliff dratliff at
Thu Oct 24 20:56:01 CEST 2013

Hi all, first post here, thanks for help in advance...

i ran across this issue and subsequent posting in your users list


Indeed someone else reported the same problem recently. It seems ssh and
ssh_client weren't synchronized together in testing. Until this is
fixed, you can download the corresponding ssh client package at the
following url:


Le 29 janv. 2013 00:10, "jeremiasz rebelka"
<jeremyrebelka-Re5JQEeQqe8 at public.gmane.orgm> a écrit :

        Hello I'm getting the sshd complaining about
        /etc/opt/csw/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key - cannot load
        I tried to generate it - with /opt/csw/bin/ssh-keygen -t ecdsa
        -f .....
        no luck -> unknown key type ecdsa
        openssh                     6.0p1,REV=2012.05.04
        openssh_client           5.4p1,REV=2010.03.25
        Is this a bug - or am I doing something stupidly wrong ?
        so my take on this is the recommended solution above is asking
        the user to install the latest ssh client on solaris ( 9?)...
        my situation is slightly different, i.e. i connect to the
        solaris server running openssh ( csw ) from various clients,
        specifically centos and others in my group use putty from a
        windows system.  
        my /var/adm/messages files on the server are constantly filling
        up with the error message: 

sshd[9510]: [ID 800047 auth.error] error: Could not load host
key: /etc/opt/csw/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key

and would prefer to eliminate this from my log files...

is there anything i can do from the server side to eliminate this?  i.e.
is there a later version 

-bash-3.2$ pkginfo -l CSWopenssh
   PKGINST:  CSWopenssh
      NAME:  openssh - OpenSSH Secure Shell server
  CATEGORY:  application
      ARCH:  sparc
   VERSION:  6.1p1,REV=2013.03.11
   BASEDIR:  /
packaged for CSW by Yann Rouillard
    PSTAMP:  yann at unstable10s-20130311171426
  INSTDATE:  Sep 12 2013 14:14
     EMAIL:  yann at
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:       41 installed pathnames
                   9 shared pathnames
                  14 directories
                   7 executables
                2953 blocks used (approx)


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