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Re: ssh: "connection refused by tcp wrapper"

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 02:05:16PM -0400, Soren Andersen wrote:
> Thus in fact there's something weird going on here, that doesn't
> comply with known operating theory of the sshd package. I *shouldn't*
> be able to alter the way my sshd runs (accepts or completes
> connections from remote clients) by altering a /etc/hosts.{allow,deny}
> file, YET empirically we have just discovered that I *can*, and must,
> in my case.
> It would be gratifying to get an explanation if possible from the
> package maintainer, perhaps, for ssh on Debian, so I am going to CC:
> this message to Matthew Vernon (matthew >>AT<< debian **DOT** org).
> Version of the ssh pakcage I am using:  3.4p1-1

sshd is linked against libwrap, as has been observed in this thread, and
explicitly processes the TCP wrapper configuration itself. Look for
LIBWRAP in sshd.c if you're curious.

Colin Watson (acting ssh package maintainer)  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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