From: Dermot Daly (dermot.daly at domain itsmobile.com)
Date: Wed 11 Sep 2002 - 15:18:47 IST
The restriction on ports < 1024 on a Unix system is that the application
opening the port must have root access - It does not matter what you are
connecting in as, as such.
In the situation below, it is ssh that is opening port 893 (which it
does not seem to be having trouble with, ergo ssh itself must have root
So this may have nothing to do with your problem.
DISCLAIMER: I didn't read your original post, I'm just replying to the
From: Ciaran Johnston [mailto:cj at domain nologic.org]
Sent: 11 September 2002 15:09
To: allmanj at domain houseofireland.com
Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Openssh daemon strangeness
John Allman said:
> John Allman wrote:
> this is probably more helpful:
> [john at domain local john]$ ssh -v remote.machine.there
> SSH Version OpenSSH_2.3.0p1, protocol versions 1.5/2.0. Compiled with
> SSL (0x0090581f).
> debug: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
> debug: Seeding random number generator
> debug: ssh_connect: getuid 525 geteuid 0 anon 0
> debug: Connecting to remote.machine.there [remote.machine.there] port
> 22. debug: Seeding random number generator
> debug: Allocated local port 893.
> debug: Connection established.
Shot in the dark: Local port 893 is < 1024, which is a privileged port.
Are you SSH'ing in as root? And does your machine accept remote
connections from root? Or maybe SSH won't connect to ports < 1024? In
any case, I reckon this is pretty suspect.
DISCLAIMER: I have no idea what I'm talking about really.
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