Daniel Kastenholz wrote:
> However, the daemon behaves slightly different when the "DenyUsers *"
> option is used. By default, sshd disconnects when the third wrong set of
> credentials has been provided. With "DenyUsers *", this always happens
> after the first attempt.

Any such differences in behaviour ought to be found and fixed.

Under what circumstances does this occur? (Compile options, config
options, authentication method, valid/invalid user?) A quick test here
with 3.9p1 shows the same behaviour for password and pubkey authentication
(ie sshd just denies the auth attempt and the client can retry, up until
the client disconnects or the MaxAuthTries limit is reached).

Could you post the server-side debugging for both instances?

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