Re: sshd dying mysteriously on Woody (strace attached)
On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 03:55:46PM -0400, Adam Aube wrote:
> I am running Woody (with all security updates) on a Dell PowerEdge 2650.
> After running fine since being setup several weeks ago, today sshd suddenly
> died mid-connection.
> I was able to run sshd manually from the console in debug mode, but attempts
> to start sshd normally failed. This message appears in auth.log:
> sshd: fatal: daemon() failed: Success
Your /dev/null's probably broken. It should look like this in 'ls -l':
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Jun 8 2002 /dev/null
Use mknod(1) to fix it.
(Unfortunately, sshd can't really help the crypticness of the error
message. The error actually happens in the C library. daemon(3) in
testing and unstable explains it, although not in stable.)
Colin Watson [email@example.com]