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Re: lost ssh access - where is a log?

From: Riccardo Mottola
Subject: Re: lost ssh access - where is a log?
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2022 01:15:42 +0100
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Hi Samuel,

Samuel Thibault wrote:
See this post:

indeed, the

mkdir /run/sshd/dev
settrans -ac /run/sshd/dev/urandom /hurd/random

trick gave me a working ssh, probably unsecure  as Sergey writes, but at least it proves we have the same issue.

no I did not have! darn! that was it, just installed... and now I have
auth.log and I also get an error message, which shows a pam issue, in my

Nov 30 19:47:07 osgiliath runuser: PAM unable to dlopen(pam_keyinit.so):
/lib/security/pam_keyinit.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file
or directory
That's only a warning, we get that in working systems as well.

Ah ok... well sometimes warnings can be meaningful.

however, no log is appended when attempting failing ssh logins.
Probably because it's the ssh within the chroot which has troubles, and
from the chroot it can't talk with syslogd.

understandable, but inconvenient, somehow remove the purpose of logging.


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