sshd dies when starting gkrellm

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Wed Aug 30 13:14:57 AEST 2017

On 30 August 2017 at 12:51, Darren Tucker <dtucker at> wrote:
> "Fssh_packet_write_poll" does not look like a message generated by the
> stock source available at

For the record this is due to some name mangling on the part of FreeBSD:

so misleadingly the error actually comes from opacket.c:packet_write_poll()
and not packet.c:ssh_packet_write_poll().

I would guess that something on the server (maybe a firewall) is causing
either accept() or read() on high numbered ports to fail with EPERM.  I'd
suggest you strace/truss/ktrace the sshd immediately before triggering the
failure and look for what's EPERMing.

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