Summary: Urgent SSH issue

From: Jared Brick <>
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 17:53:14 EDT
Well as mysteriously as the issue appeared it has now suddenly
disappeared. I would like to thank everyone who responded for their
helpful suggestions.

The only explanation I could come up with was that a process (zombie,
run away, etc) had somehow locked .Xauthority. If I called xauth the
process would just get stuck and never give me a prompt, but with a -i I
would get the prompt right away.



On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 18:25, Jared Brick wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a Solaris 8 system that clients connect to under a single account
> to start management software. Today suddenly the software refused to
> start. Note that I am not able to restart this system.
> Upon further investigation, I determined that under the management
> account I could not Forward X sessions in SSH. If I tried logging in
> with X Forwarding on I would not receive the shell prompt, it would
> simply freeze. With the root account I could login with X forwarded and
> the management account can login if X is set to not forward.
> I assume that there is a file corrupted or locked somewhere that is
> locking SSH with X forwarded. Has anyone seen this behavior before or
> have any idea which file may be causing this?
> I'm using OpenSSH_3.6.1p1, and yes I have restarted the service many
> times.
> Thanks,
> Jared
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