VyOS 1.3 rolling SSH not working on vif-s interface


I am currently testing the VyOS 1.3 rolling, I found that if the IP address is configured under vif-s, that IP address will not be able to remote access the VyOS. I can ping the IP address successfully, but I cannot ssh to the VyOS.


Thank you.

I can’t reproduce it on latest rolling “VyOS 1.3-rolling-202007070117”
All worked fine.


set interfaces ethernet eth0 vif-s 3215 ethertype '0x8100'
set interfaces ethernet eth0 vif-s 3215 vif-c 122 address ''


set interfaces ethernet eth0 vif-s 3215 ethertype '0x8100'
set interfaces ethernet eth0 vif-s 3215 vif-c 122 address ''

SSH from R2 to R1

vyos@roll2:~$ ssh vyos@
Welcome to VyOS
vyos@'s password: 
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Could you try to reboot it and do ssh again? I am still checking the problem, it seems not working only on vif-s interface. it was working on version 1.1.7, but not working after change to 1.3 rolling. Thank you.

In the test lab, it working even after reboot.

If you use it in a real scheme, check that your MTU size ‘ge 1504’. So you need 4 bytes for the second tag.
Try to dump the packets. It will be more clear.
In the test lab on libvirt-kvm all work fine ever without change MTU size.

Describe the procedure, how to reproduce this bug?

You haven’t gone and set "set service ssh listen-address " and then forgotten to add your new IP address of your vif, have you?

I’ve done that before.

I have set both, but still not work. there is no firewall but I only can ping outside. but TCP and UDP seems dropped. I do the clean install, but no luck. I believe that is not configuration problem, as the q in q VLAN is working in vyos version 1.1.7.

@howardt provide please your configuration, section ssh

My configuration is simple, please see the screen capture.


I have tried to tcpdump and see the cksum for return packet is incorrect, is this cause the ssh fail?


What version of the VMware?
For some people, this did not work in version 6.7

Just found out the issue, in vmware platform, I have 6 hosts, the ssh works after migrated to another host. It seems blocked by physical server. I am not sure this is related to hardware issue or vmware problem. thank you Viacheslav for helping on this case.

Seems this is not working on Broadcom NIC, hope other people aware this hardware problem.

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