Originally Posted by eSelix
There is a "Banner" option in "/etc/ssh/sshd_config". Set it to "none".
That behavior is supported only as of OpenSSH 4.8 or later: http://www.openssh.org/txt/release-4.8
OP is running OpenSSH 4.6.
@dlugasx: AFAIK, there is no
config or runtime option for disabling this in your OpenSSH version. You can:
- Recompile the source, with the banner removed or changed. (Waste of time, IMO.) .. OR
- Keep your system patched, and do not worry about it.
This falls into the security by obscurity category. Not a great use of your time or effort.