Question about Calling packet_close from cleanup_exitfunction

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Jul 28 09:08:32 AEST 2016

On Thu, 28 Jul 2016, Mahoda Ratnayaka wrote:

> Hi,
> Just out of interest, is it okay to call packet_close from cleanup_exit
> function in sshd.c. For a project that I'm working on I need to clear the
> sensitive information held on the server side before exiting.

It looks like it will be safe if the packet code has been properly
initialised AND whatever you are doing doesn't involve threads AND
you're not calling it from anything like a signal handler.


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