Web Hosting ISP Battle - Conslusion


Last week, I [posted]( about how a web hosting ISP I am using is made up of a bunch of idiots who, in my opinion, don’t know what the hell they are doing. Here is proof. They replied to my email saying:

It does work:

server:/opt>ssh -l username
itunited’s password:
Last login: Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969
Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.7 Generic October 1998
No mail.

I can only suggest that there is some sort of incompatibility with the versions of SSH. Can you try using a command line option for the username, as I did above? Or try a SSH client?


First of all, Alana, I AM using an SSH client. OpenSSH, ever heard of it?! Second, it appears they are using ONLY SSH Protocol version 1. My client, which is constantly being updated according to the Debian Testing tree updates, defaults to using the newer SSH Protocol version 2. I won’t go into details, but, come on, why do they only allow protocol 1 connections?! Seems like they are using a REALLY old version - considering the OS is way old, SunOS 5.7. Jeez… So, conclusion is, they are idiots. I am going to switch. I sent them an email informing them they are dumb (in nicer words, of course), but I have yet to receive a response.