SSHD creates defunct process

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Thu May 12 22:23:17 EST 2005

Chidanand Gangur wrote:
> I have tried various options upgrading PAM
> tweaking configuration files here and there
> went through the SSHD code 

3.6.1p2 is a couple of years old and the PAM code in sshd has been 
significantly changed (improved, I hope :-).  Did you build it from 
source yourself?

What does the debug output from sshd give (ie "/path/to/sshd -ddde") for 
one of the problem connections?

Does the problem occur with sshd from OpenSSH-4.0p1?

> but yet failed to resolve  the problem. What is wrong in my
> configuration ?? is this problem related to libraries ? to which SSHD
> links? Please give me some  clue.

Could be anything.  When you mentioned "proprietary PAM module" you 
entered the realm of "there be dragons".

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