problem to establish SSH connection from inside jail to the outside world

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Sat Jul 22 00:31:50 UTC 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 5:19 PM, S. Wagler wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm currently using FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE with a bunch of jails. In  
> one of them I need to connect to the outside world via SSH which  
> does not work properly.
> When logging in to (!) the jail via SSH, everything works properly:  
> I can connect from "inside" the jail to the outside via SSH, but  
> when running a script from inside the jail via cron or in my case  
> daemontools and not being logged into that jail, I get the  
> following error while using a SSH syntax like "ssh -T -vv ...":
> ...
> read_passphrase: can't open /dev/tty: No such file or directory
> ...
> Is there any solution for that kind of problem? "/dev/tty" is not  
> existing at all, which I think should not a problem under FreeBSD  
> 6.x at all.

Do you have devfs mounted in your jails?

I have no problem with ssh from my jails to the outside world on 6.x


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