Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-security (375 mails)

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Re: [suse-security] 8.0 openssh update?
Hello Michael,

>thanks for the help! the links are there:
>and sshd starts if i run rcsshd start.
>however, there is a line in boot.msg about there not being a sshd user for
>priv. sep.:
>Privilege separation user sshd does not exist
><notice>'/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S08sshd start' exits with status 0
>is the current sshd rpm not making this user correctly? there is no sshd user
>in /etc/passwd.

This pseudo-user should be there, as Peter Poeml just pointed out. Surprises
me a bit that you can start sshd by hand with this user not being present.
"Es geschehen noch Zeichen und Wunder..."
Does a "grep sshd /var/log/boot.msg" offer any enlightenment? It might give
a reason why starting sshd doesn't succeed.

Best wishes,

Nico van Eikema Hommes
Dr. N.J.R. van Eikema Hommes Computer-Chemie-Centrum
hommes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
Phone: +49-(0)9131-8526532 Naegelsbachstr. 25
FAX: +49-(0)9131-8526565 91052 Erlangen, Germany

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