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Re: Worrying openssh behaviour

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 01:24:28AM +0100, Matt Holgate wrote:
> Hi,
> I've had cygwin installed for a while on my Windows XP box and it's been
> great. However, today I installed a personal firewall (Kerio Personal
> Firewall to be exact) and I noticed some worrying behaviour with openssh.
> When using the openssh client to connect to my linux box, it correctly
> opened a TCP connection to the server on port 22.
> However, it also seemed to open a local socket for listening. On each key
> press, the ssh.exe process seemed to connect to itself, handle the
> keypress and open another socket on a different port to listen again.
> This behaviour seems very strange and I was worried in case this might be
> a trojan or something? But it seems weird that it is listening on
> localhost and receiving connections from itself.

That's normal for any Cygwin process using AF_UNIX/AF_LOCAL sockets for
interprocess communication.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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