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Re: sshd dying mysteriously on Woody (strace attached)

Colin Watson wrote:

> 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[17803]: 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

That indeed was the problem. /dev/null was an ordinary file, not a device
node. Thank you, Colin.


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