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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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