Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128349
cannot make ssh connection with kermit
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
In FC1, after kermit started, I was able to type "ssh hostname" to
form a connection. In FC2 after issuing that command, kermit just
returns with a normal kermit prompt; no error is produced, but no
connection is formed either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start kermit
2. Type "ssh hostname", where hostname is the name of a ssh server
3. kermit will return after a few seconds. No connection. No error.
Actual Results: No connection is made. No error is produced.
Expected Results: A connection to hostname should be formed. I
expected to see a terminal screen.
I was able to fix this problem by downloading version 8.0.211 and
recompiling from source.
I do not know if it was a bug in kermit that was fixed, or if it was
just that the recompile fixed a clash with a library. I suspect it
was a problem with a library because the same binary used to work in FC1.
If you have any questions please email me.
LEGACY_PTYS should be enabled in kernel config.
Why should they be enabled?? To the best of my knowledge, programs
that use them need to be fixed to not use them.
I agree, but AFAIK version included in Fedora Core 2 (and also in
Fedora Core 3 test 3) isn't fixed. I don't say this is right, but as a
workaroud I need to enable LEGACY_PTYS.
Created attachment 106067 [details]
patch adds "-DHAVE_PTMX" to KFLAGS in spec file