[Bug 3] sshd fails to close open file descriptors when forking

James Ralston qralston+ml.openssh-unix-dev at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Oct 23 13:29:04 EST 2001

On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Ed Phillips wrote:
> This is a nice example of why I'm so confused about what's going on
> with my "ssh hangs on exit" problem... there seem to be at least two
> similar problems occurring here, and it's not clear which one mine
> is, and which one(s) is(are) fixed or not.

The "hang on exit" problem is a completely different issue.

The bug I am reporting has to do with the actions the sshd program
takes when it is first started (before it even starts listening for
incoming client connections).  Essentially, sshd doesn't daemonizing
itself properly.

I'll clarify tomorrow, when I have my [Stevens] on hand, and can quote
specific sections for Markus.

James Ralston, Information Technology
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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