unfilled options in readconf.c

Mark Miller markm68k at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 24 17:43:59 EST 2001

The option "host_key_alias" is purposely not filled by
fill_default_options() in the readconf.c file:

        /* options->host_key_alias should not be set
by default */

As a result, it causes problems (notably a bus error)
in sshconnect.c:

        if (options.host_key_alias != NULL) {
                host = options.host_key_alias;
                debug("using hostkeyalias: %s", host);

When ssh tries to read the contents of
options.host_key_alias, it pukes.

So what happens now?

Mark Miller
markm68k at yahoo.com

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