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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > So it IS different. I deleted /tmp/ssh-pscjC23970 which is not
>> > 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.
> 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 ...
If this is the usual microcontroller-based UPS you also should change the
shutdown timer so the system shuts down before the UPS dies.
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