OpenSSH crashes - able to repeat the cause

Henry S. Thompson
Thu Jan 25 01:02:00 GMT 2001

Corinna Vinschen <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 11:01:12AM +0000, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> > I'm trying as hard as I can with the resources I have available to
> > debug, by giving as much detail on the problem which has not otherwise 
> > been provided, in the hopes that they will spark an 'aha!' reaction
> > from someone.
> > 
> > Would compiling id (the program which fails) from source with -g be a
> > useful step?  Presumably not, because the crash goes in to the Win2k
> > debugger directly -- what would be required to get symbols available
> > for debugging at that point?  I have a bit of experience debugging C
> You need a non stripped version of the Cygwin DLL and gdb. The
> non stripped version is easily produced by downloading the sources
> from cvs as descibed on and following
> the directions given on the same side.

I've built a non-stripped version, but am still waiting for advice on
how to get gdb involved when the problem occurs -- I've tried various
hacks with inetd.conf and /usr/bin/id to get it involved, so far
without success -- suggestions welcomed.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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