- Grep for 'XXX' comments and fix
- Link order is incorrect for some systems using Kerberos 4 and AFS. Result
is multiple inclusion of DES symbols. Holger Trapp
<firstname.lastname@example.org> reports that changing the configure
generated link order from:
-lresolv -lkrb -lz -lnsl -lutil -lkafs -lkrb -ldes -lcrypto
-lresolv -lkrb -lz -lnsl -lutil -lcrypto -lkafs -lkrb -ldes
fixing the problem.
- Write a test program that calls stat() to search for EGD/PRNGd socket
rather than use the (non-portable) "test -S".
- More platforms for for setproctitle() emulation (testing needed)
- Handle changing passwords for the non-PAM expired password case
- Improve PAM support (a pam_lastlog module will cause sshd to exit)
and maybe support alternate forms of authentications like OPIE via
- Rework PAM ChallengeResponseAuthentication
- Use kbdint request packet with 0 prompts for informational messages
- Use different PAM service name for kbdint vs regular auth (suggest from
- Ability to select which ChallengeResponseAuthentications may be used
and order to try them in e.g. "ChallengeResponseAuthentication skey, pam"
- Complete Tru64 SIA support
- It looks like we could merge it into the password auth code to cut down
on diff size. Maybe PAM password auth too?
- Finish integrating kernel-level auditing code for IRIX and SOLARIS
- sftp-server: Rework to step down to 32bit ints if the platform
lacks 'long long' == 64bit (Notable SCO w/ SCO compiler)
- Linux hangs for 20 seconds when you do "sleep 20&exit". All current
solutions break scp or leaves processes hanging around after the ssh
connection has ended. It seems to be linked to two things. One
select() under Linux is not as nice as others, and two the children
of the shell are not killed on exiting the shell.
A short run-down of what happens:
- The shell starts up, and starts its own session. As a side-effect, it
gets its own process group.
- The child forks off sleep, and because it's in the background, puts it
into its own process group. The sleep command inherits a copy of the
shell's descriptor for the tty as its stdout.
- The shell exits, but doesn't SIGHUP all of its child PIDs like it probably
- The sshd server attempts to read from the master side of the pty, and
while there are still process with the pty open, no EOF is produced.
- The sleep command exits, closes its descriptor, sshd detects the EOF, and
the connection gets closed.
Ways we've tried fixing this in sshd, and why they didn't work out:
- SIGHUP the sshd's process group.
- The shell is in its own process group.
- Track process group IDs of all children before we reap them (via an extra
field in Session structures which holds the pgid for each child pid), and
SIGHUP the pgid when we reap.
- Background commands are in yet another process group.
- Close the connection when the child dies.
- Background commands may need to write data to the connection. Also
prematurely truncates output from some commands (scp server, the
famous "dd if=/dev/zero bs=1000 count=100" case).
- bash: shopt huponexit on
- tcsh: none
- zsh: setopt HUP (usually the default setting)
(taken from email from Jason Stone to openssh-unix-dev, 5 May 2001)
- pdksh: ?
This appears to affect NetKit rsh under Linux as well: it behaves the same
with 'sleep 20 & exit'.
- Build an automated test suite
- 64-bit builds on HP-UX 11.X (email@example.com):
- utmp/wtmp get corrupted (something in loginrec?)
- can't build with PAM (no 64-bit libpam yet)
- More and better
- Install FAQ?
- General FAQ on S/Key, TIS, RSA, RSA2, DSA, etc and suggestions on when it
would be best to use them.
- Create a Documentation/ directory?
Clean up configure/makefiles:
- Clean up configure.ac - There are a few double #defined variables
left to do. HAVE_LOGIN is one of them. Consider NOT looking for
information in wtmpx or utmpx or any of that stuff if it's not detected
from the start
- Fails to compile when cross compile.
- Replace the whole u_intXX_t evilness in acconfig.h with something better???
- Do it in configure.ac
- Consider splitting the u_intXX_t test for sys/bitype.h into seperate test
to allow people to (right/wrongfully) link against Bind directly.
- Consider splitting configure.ac into seperate files which do logically
similar tests. E.g move all the type detection stuff into one file,
entropy related stuff into another.
- Solaris: Update packaging scripts and build new sysv startup scripts
Ideally the package metadata should be generated by autoconf.
- HP-UX: Provide DEPOT package scripts.
- mmap() issues.
+ /dev/zero solution (Solaris)
+ No/broken MAP_ANON (Irix)
+ broken /dev/zero parse (Linux)
+ See above PAM notes
+ usrinfo() does not set TTY, but only required for legicy systems. Works
+ SIA is broken
+ Privsep for Pre-auth only (no fd passing)
$Id: TODO,v 1.53 2003/01/12 23:00:34 djm Exp $