slogin <host> -n

Kumaresh kumar_ind at
Fri Oct 10 21:52:44 EST 2003

Hi All,

I have a doubt.

I am using OpenSSH-3.6.1p2. I have patched the source with simon's GSSAPI

My configuration in the ssh_config has a line
"GssApiAuthentication no"

Now, even though I am NOT using the GSSAPI authentication, when I run the
ssh in my machine to the a sshd server, I am getting
"Couldn't import hostname".
and the client connection aborts.

When I browse the code, this is from kexgssc.c line #69 in function
"kexgss_client". This is basically when the ssh_gssapi_import_name( ) is
called.But I could not capture this in gdb.

Could anyone shed some light on when will the kexgss_client will be called
and what could be the reason for this error, [mentioned above]?

Advance thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Kraemer" <Martin.Kraemer at>
To: "OpenSSH Devel List" <openssh-unix-dev at>
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 3:58 PM
Subject: slogin <host> -n

> slogin "deadlocks" if you invoke it with the (useless, but legal)
> switch "-n". stdin is not passed to it (and the local ssh process
> ignores stdin), so it is not possible to kill it using <<~.>>
> Should the "-n_ switch be disallowed for an interactive invocation?
>   Martin
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