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HP J9773A 2530-24G-PoEP Switch - ssh login fault

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HP J9773A 2530-24G-PoEP Switch - ssh login fault


When I login with ssh to the swicth then I see the orange fault indicator and the switch seems to reboot.  This happens everytime just after I type the password and presses enter?

I'm actually able to do an scp filestransfer using the same username and password - with no problem.

I have regenerate ssh rsa keys and it didn't help.

The switch came with software version YA.16.04.0008 and I upgraded to version YA_16_06_0006 but the problem persists. I then downgraded to version YA.15.17.0009 and this version has no problem.

Is this a bug or do I need to do some extra configuration in version YA.16.xx to fix this?



hostname "SW01"
console idle-timeout serial-usb 0
timesync sntp
sntp unicast
sntp server priority 1
sntp server priority 2
time daylight-time-rule western-europe
time timezone 60
ip authorized-managers access manager
ip dns server-address priority 1
ip dns server-address priority 2
ip ssh filetransfer
ip route
snmp-server community "******" operator
snmp-server mib hpSwitchAuthMIB excluded
lldp admin-status 1-23,25-27 disable
vlan 1
   name "ADMIN"
   no untagged 1-23,25-27
   untagged 24,28
   ip address
vlan 10
   name "PRODUCTION"
   untagged 1-23,25-27
   tagged 24,28
   no ip address
no tftp client
no tftp server
no dhcp config-file-update
no dhcp image-file-update
no dhcp tr69-acs-url
password manager


Cheers, Martin

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Re: HP J9773A 2530-24G-PoEP Switch - ssh login fault

I found the issue :-)

I used another ssh client and it worked fine. The issue with the ssh client that caused the switch to spontaneous reboot seems to be in my ".ssh/config" where I use "RemoteForward 52698 localhost:52698" for my rmate editor.

If I ignore "RemoteForward 52698 localhost:52698" then I have no problem with ssh login.

What I know of is that this issue has affect on version YA_16_06_0006 and YA.16.04.0008 - so maybe from version YA.16.xx

There is no issue in version YA_15_17_0009.

I would suggest that the switch should just ignore ssh RemoteForward like most other equipment. I think it's rather critical that somebody malicious or by accident can bring the switch to spontaneous reboot?

Can somebody comment on this?

Cheers, Martin


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Re: HP J9773A 2530-24G-PoEP Switch - ssh login fault

The same goes for:

HP J9772A 2530-48G-PoEP Switch
Software revision YA.16.04.0008

Cheers, Martin