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reexec'ing problem solved (was Re: upgrading openssh 3.8.1p1-1 -> 3.9p1-1 breaks privilege separation)

On Aug 18 17:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Aug 18 10:30, Matt Swift wrote:
> > I've verified on two machines running XP Pro with up-to-date Cygwin
> > installations that upgrading from openssh 3.8.1p1-1 to openssh 3.9p1-1
> > breaks sshd when running with privilege separation (the default).
> > [...]
> As a temporary measure, please add the -r option when starting sshd.
> I haven't found the exact culprit so far, but the above flag will help.
> Thanks for the report.  It's embarassing that I didn't find the error
> myself since I had accidentally switched off privilege separation a few
> days ago :-(

I found the culprit.  It's a miscalculation bug in Cygwin which happens
when dup'ing sockets.  I've checked in a fix.  For the impatient, you can
try the latest developers snapshot from


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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