sshd failing to allow connections.

Dominic Scott dominic.scott at
Thu Jun 7 18:49:23 EST 2001

HI Guys,

On my Slackware-current firewall I cannot ssh into it. The tail of the
syslog is :-

Jun  1 10:56:15 firefly sshd[22176]: fatal: get_sock_port: getnameinfo

any ideas why I get this error? Although slack-current includes openssh
I've actually built this one from source ( and openssl too ) in case it
was a config issue with the slackware -current release (which is FYI
actually the very lastest stuff - i.e. what will be in the next release of
Slackware ).

Also I note :-

Jun  1 10:57:17 firefly inetd[73]: netbios-ns/udp server failing
(looping), service terminated

any ideas what's causing this. AFAIK everything else that I want is
working fine.


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