Logit function problems

Chris Rapier rapier at psc.edu
Tue Nov 6 08:50:10 EST 2007

I'm trying to collect some additional user information from the server 
using the 'logit' function. For example, I'm trying to get the cipher, 
mac, and compression status from kex.c in kex_chose_conf() with
		  logit("SSH: %s;Ltype: Kex;Enc: %s;MAC: %s:Comp: %s",
			ctos ? "Server" : "Client",

right after the similar debug statement. When I'm running the server in 
debug mode this line works fine. However, when I use it in normal mode 
this information doesn't print out at all. I'm assuming this has 
something to do with privilege separation as it works when its disabled.

Is there, or can anyone think of, a way around this?

As to why we are doing this: we need to get a handle on how people are 
using SSH. We're trying to get the version information, the ciphers 
used, and the bytes transferred. All of which are functioning just not 
in a useful way :)


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