Bug with OpenSSH and Crontab under Solaris 8

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Thu Dec 11 13:12:06 EST 2003

Peter Long wrote:
> I have a issue with OpenSSH 3.7.1p2 and crontab (solaris 8). The crontab 
> will not execute correctly the commands if I edit it by using OpenSSH.
> client (Solaris 8 / Openssh 3.7.1p2) ---> server (Solaris 8 / Openssh 
> 3.7.1p2).
> Next, I edit the crontab with "vi" using a console session and I save it 
> without doing modification. The crontab works perfectly now ! ?

Sounds like the BSM auditting issue.  You can try one of the patches in 
the bug:

Alternatively, you can use the option "UseLogin yes" in sshd_config (but 
be aware this will disable X11 forwarding).

Darren Tucker (dtucker at zip.com.au)
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