[Bug 210479] blacklistd(8) and sshd(8) causes login delays and syslog(8) spam

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--- Comment #10 from Glen Barber <gjb at FreeBSD.org> ---
(In reply to lidl from comment #9)
> (In reply to Glen Barber from comment #6)
> How is sshd supposed to know that blacklistd is enabled but not functioning
> properly?

This is why I added DES (and wanted to add you) to the PR.  :-)

I honestly don't know the answer.

I'm still trying to gather more information, in any case.

> I suppose I could make the bl_init() code in the blacklist library stat()
> the pidfile for the blacklistd daemon, and if not found, not log the
> message...  But that's pretty fragile and would break if someone moves the
> pidfile to a different location...

Agreed on the fragile nature of this.  I think this is not a "critical" thing
to worry about for 11.0-RELEASE, but it was something I observed as of recent.

> The other, much more intrusive, thing would be to add another flag to sshd
> (and the other daemons) to specify that blacklist signaling should be used
> (and only complain in that configuration, if the connection to the daemon
> fails).

I think this is far too intrusive, to be honest.

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