dbclient reports integrity errors with GitHub

Steven Honeyman stevenhoneyman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 23:16:36 AWST 2015

On 22 April 2015 at 15:39, Laurent Bercot <ska-dietlibc at skarnet.org> wrote:
>  Hello,
>  dropbear-2015.67, compiled with a recent (last week) musl libc,
> statically linked.
>  The problem also occurs with dropbear-2014.66.
>  Since a few days ago (but I'm not sure when it started; in any
> case it's less than a month ago), every git pull and push over SSH
> from/to GitHub fails with the following message:
> dbclient: Connection to git at github.com:22 exited: Integrity error (bad
> packet size $N)
> $N is a nonsensical number, sometimes negative, but not always.
>  Connections to GitHub via the OpenSSH client *work*.
>  Connections to git repositories other than GitHub via dbclient *work*.
>  Connections to GitHub via dbclient *do not work*, whether my client
> key is ECDSA or RSA. I don't use DSA.
>  Any idea of what's going on or what I could do to learn more ?
> It's probably a GitHub problem, but I figured I had more chances of
> finding knowledgeable people here :)
>  Thanks,
> --
>  Laurent

Hmm strange! I get the exact same behaviour with both musl and glibc,
so it's likely a dropbear problem.


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