Tech Tip:  On 2.8.2 the ssh applet hangs when connecting to Solaris

Discussion created by voged01 Employee on Jun 8, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2017 by Kelly Wong

We've seen several instances of customers reporting that the SSH applet hangs when connecting to Solaris systems.  This occurs after upgrading PAM to 2.8.2, which includes an upgraded Mindterm applet.  The root cause is that Solaris 10, and some Solaris 11 systems.  These systems apparently use an old version of Sun sshd.  While CA PAM Engineering is investigating a fix for this issue, it is possible for it to be resolved by upgrading the sshd to use openssh.  This would have the added advantage of increasing security, through the use of better cryptographic algorithms.