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authorDamien Miller <>2002-06-22 00:48:02 +1000
committerDamien Miller <>2002-06-22 00:48:02 +1000
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treee5cb92751abc3403c45904dc8c76ff6aa4660361 /README.privsep
parent263d68fc567c831e1e16d5c49efb4964ed144f64 (diff)
mention systems without mmap or MAP_ANON
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@@ -8,6 +8,10 @@ More information is available at:
Privilege separation is now enabled by default; see the
UsePrivilegeSeparation option in sshd_config(5).
+On systems which lack mmap or anonymous (MAP_ANON) memory mapping,
+compression must be disabled in order for privilege separation to
When privsep is enabled, the pre-authentication sshd process will
chroot(2) to "/var/empty" and change its privileges to the "sshd" user
and its primary group. You should do something like the following to
@@ -53,4 +57,4 @@ process 1005 is the sshd process listening for new connections.
process 6917 is the privileged monitor process, 6919 is the user owned
sshd process and 6921 is the shell process.
-$Id: README.privsep,v 1.6 2002/06/21 14:45:50 djm Exp $
+$Id: README.privsep,v 1.7 2002/06/21 14:48:02 djm Exp $