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: 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.