Re: ssh, xdm, octave, sysklogd, linuxlogo
On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Alex Perry wrote:
> I copied over the host keys from the other partition of this dual boot
> machine and ssh will now install and the daemon starts up. However,
> all sorts of nasty complaints appear for both incoming and outgoing
> connection attempts ... and they all fail. Very odd, because SSH itself
I would expect the bug to lie in the multi-precision arithmetic
package. The key-generation phase starts by finding numbers which are
prime and have some other properties --- if this code is misbehaving it
may well be that no suitable numbers are ever found, which would cause
key-generation to "hang". And then, of course, I'd expect the connection
setup handshaking to fail on mathematical grounds, too...
I'd check crypto/bn in the openssl package carefully. Esp the 'asm'
directory. Trying to turn the inline-asm optimizations off might be a
good first step.
> I was surprised to get regression errors when trying to build Octave.
> After all, 2.1 is already stable and routinely used on 64 bit targets.
> I'm playing with it, outside the debian builder, to investigate.
It may very well be due to similar math errors? I can't find any
libraries octave2.1 and ssh have in common, though.
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