/dev/tty keeps changing permissions..?
Matthew D. Fuller
fullermd at over-yonder.net
Mon Jun 9 11:45:25 PDT 2003
On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 09:41:01AM -0700 I heard the voice of
Thomas Park, and lo! it spake thus:
> Interesting. I have access to several FreeBSD 4.6 STABLE boxes, and
> /dev/tty on each of them looks thusly:
4.x doesn't have devfs, so /dev is static. It's just internally (in the
kernel) that /dev/tty becomes 'dynamic' pointing to the current tty. In
5.x with devfs, it shows through in /dev.
> I'm pretty sure the ssh problem is with /dev/tty - I've scoured quite a
> few message boards and newsgroups looking for a solution to the SSH
> problem. The symptom:a user who doesn't currently own /dev/tty attempts
> to open an outbound SSH session and gets a permission denied error with
> an error message along the lines of "Host key verification failed." SCP
> likewise doesn't work.
Don't say, show :)
Try `ssh -vvv` to be really verbose about it.
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