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Re: openssh 4.7p1 Debian-4, OpenSSL 0.9.8g hangs after authentication [SOLVED]

On Sunday 30 March 2008, Bernardo Dal Seno wrote:
> On 29/03/2008, Eike Lantzsch <zp6cge@gmx.net> wrote:
> >
> >  So it IS different. I deleted /tmp/ssh-pscjC23970 which is not created
> > when starting ssh in a text console. Now ssh works again from an xterm
> > and Konsole.
> /tmp/ssh-pscjC23970 is a socket file created by ssh-agent(1).  It
> seems that KDE starts ssh-agent, while that doesn't happen when you
> login.  Anyway, ssh look for a running ssh-agent by reading the
> variable SSH_AUTH_SOCK; this is setup by KDE when it launches
> ssh-agent, while in the console there is no such variable (or, if
> there, refers to a different instance).  This explains the different
> behavior, but why ssh hangs when connecting to ssh-agent I don't know.
> Ciao,
> Bernardo

Thank you for the explanation Bernardo. The scenario happens sometimes
when we have a blackout and the UPS is run down before I can shutdown the 
workstation. After restarting there remains the stale socket file and ssh 
cannot read from it. For some reasons I didn't configure /tmp to be purged 
during startup. The problem never shows up if /tmp is purged of course.
Mebbe I'm going to reconfigure ...


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