Disabling lookup for /homedir

Ben Lindstrom mouring at eviladmin.org
Tue Jul 20 01:46:31 EST 2010

Umm.. Why don't you just set the home directory to / ? or /tmp ?  Seems silly to have a home directory that isn't valid and the solutions is to "stop ssh from checking if it is valid".

- Ben

On Jul 19, 2010, at 3:14 AM, Peter Ivanov wrote:

> Hi!
> I am very new to OpenSSH but I've still read the manuals without any result
> which can solve my problem - thats why i am contacting you.
> I have a unix-machine with a subversion server running. authentication is
> done with ldap and svn is done via ssh (svn+ssh://
> my.server.com/my/repository).
> I have a centralized authorized_keys for pub-key authentication via ssh and
> users only can do svn.
> I want to disable the lookup for a home-dir because i don't need it for svn.
> when i disable the autofs (solaris) ssh tells me everytime i send a
> svn-request "could not chdir..." but the command succeeds. that's not the
> main problem: when i try svn with a tool like tortoise it fails because of
> the missing home-dir - everything works fine when autofs is enabled.
> To solve this behavior, i uncommented the part of the check for homedir in
> session.c (the part where the output "Could not chdir home.." is defined)
> but i am not sure if this is a "clean" way..but it works now. Is there a
> "clean" method to fully disable the lookup for an existing home-dir in ssh?
> Pete
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