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Re: shell under sshd fail to fork child process

Sounds like a strange problem, but I'd try this first:


On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Matthew McGillis wrote:

> I have installed the latest and greatest cygwin and sshd on a Small
> Business Windows Server 2003. Everything works great on the console
> and ssh'ing in and out works fine. However once I access the web
> server running on the box anyone sshd in will no longer be able to
> run anything that creates a child process. All cygwin functionality
> from the console still works fine. I can look at the processes and
> see srvc sshd and shells all running under SYSTEM.
Oops!                                        ^

> Once it gets into
> this state no additional connections to sshd can be made. The service
> can be stopped but starting it back up will not allow it to accept
> connections.
> The only thing I have found that will get the sshd to respond again
> is to shut the server down and restart at which time it will again
> work great until someone accesses the web server.
> If anyone is interested in this problem and would like additional
> information I'm happy to try what ever would help someone to look at
> it closer.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
Phone: 314-551-8460
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