sshd as non-root

Carson Gaspar carson at
Sun Sep 28 17:36:08 EST 2003

--On Sunday, September 28, 2003 4:39 PM +1000 Damien Miller 
<djm at> wrote:

> I think that all platforms supported by portable OpenSSH require root
> for TTY assignment. I believe that some platforms can get away with
> non-root, but with a sgid helper but we haven't followed that up.

If the platform supports grantpt() (part of SUSv2), why is root needed?


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