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- David Litterine-Kaufman
April 6, 2004, 3:07 pm
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I'm having a problem that may or may not be related to OpenSSH. When
I try to run sshd as a normal daemon, it doesn't stay up. I have
Debian, and the start-stop-daemon command successfully forks off sshd,
but sshd promptly dies without a peep. When I run sshd by hand in
debug mode (not as a daemon), it does not die and works fine, which
makes it difficult to figure out why it's dying as a daemon! I've
been banging my head against this problem for weeks, so any help that
can be offered would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Re: Won't Run As Daemon
Try setting "LogLevel VERBOSE" in sshd_config and checking your syslog.
Failing that, put LogLevel back and try running "strace -f /path/to/sshd"
(as root, obviously). It'll show the syscalls sshd makes, the -f will
make it follow forks. It can take a little decoding, but it should
provide some information about what the daemon is doing.
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