SSHD Failed to start.



  • Version 2.1-RC0 (i386) NanoBSD
    built on Thu Jun 13 16:43:24 EDT 2013

    Error I'm getting: "php: : The command '/usr/sbin/sshd' returned exit code '1', the output was 'Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key Disabling protocol version 2. Could not load host key sshd: no hostkeys available – exiting.'"

    Settings: default port, with the "Disable password login for Secure Shell (RSA/DSA key only)" unchecked.

    Same settings were working on 2.1 beta before I upgraded to this build.

    $ cat /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
    # configuration file for newsyslog
    # $FreeBSD: src/etc/newsyslog.conf,v 1.52.2.1.8.2 2012/11/17 08:24:37 svnexp Exp $
    #
    # Entries which do not specify the '/pid_file' field will cause the
    # syslogd process to be signalled when that log file is rotated.  This
    # action is only appropriate for log files which are written to by the
    # syslogd process (ie, files listed in /etc/syslog.conf).  If there
    # is no process which needs to be signalled when a given log file is
    # rotated, then the entry for that file should include the 'N' flag.
    #
    # The 'flags' field is one or more of the letters: BCGJNUWZ or a '-'.
    #
    # Note: some sites will want to select more restrictive protections than the
    # defaults.  In particular, it may be desirable to switch many of the 644
    # entries to 640 or 600.  For example, some sites will consider the
    # contents of maillog, messages, and lpd-errs to be confidential.  In the
    # future, these defaults may change to more conservative ones.
    #
    # logfilename          [owner:group]    mode count size when  flags [/pid_file] [sig_num]
    /var/log/all.log			600  7	   *	@T00  J
    /var/log/amd.log			644  7	   100	*     J
    /var/log/auth.log			600  7     100  *     JC
    /var/log/console.log			600  5	   100	*     J
    /var/log/cron				600  3	   100	*     JC
    /var/log/daily.log			640  7	   *	@T00  JN
    /var/log/debug.log			600  7     100  *     JC
    /var/log/kerberos.log			600  7	   100	*     J
    /var/log/lpd-errs			644  7	   100	*     JC
    /var/log/maillog			640  7	   *	@T00  JC
    /var/log/messages			644  5	   100	*     JC
    /var/log/monthly.log			640  12	   *	$M1D0 JN
    /var/log/pflog				600  3	   100	*     JB    /var/run/pflogd.pid
    /var/log/ppp.log	root:network	640  3	 
    

    The file /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key exists but is empty.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Looks like somehow the files got messed up on that disk. I'd be extremely suspicious of your CF failing.


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