FW: Potential bug in sshd

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Sep 27 13:41:00 GMT 2006

On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Dave Korn wrote:

>   I was sent the following mail off-list, and am forwarding it (with
> permission), because it contains a useful workaround for people having
> problems with McAffee: disable the "buffer overrun protection".
> On 27 September 2006 11:40, Michael Teske wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I'm not subscribed to the cygwin mailing list but found your message in
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/cygwin@cygwin.com/msg72341.html
> > while searching "linked dll data write copy failed" on google. I just
> > wanted to report a similar problem, that happens if sshd runs together
> > with McAffee virus checker. Somehow then sshd has the same problems -
> > only after reboot, not if restarted later. The problems vanish if one
> > disables the "buffer overrun protection".
> > My suspicion is that this happens because sshd is started before the
> > McAffee service and thus McAffee gets confused. Unfortunately there's no
> > way to determine the starting order of services...
> >
> > Greetings,
> > 	Michael
>   Not being a McAffee user[*], (and not often running a sshd on my own
> box), I haven't been able to test this, but it seems worth trying for
> anyone who's having sshd problems that might be related.
>     cheers,
>       DaveK
> [*] - to put it mildly!

FWIW, there *is* a way to determine the starting order of services -- make
one depend on the other.  So, in this case, add McAfee to the dependencies
of the sshd service (using the -y cygrunsrv option).

Dave, I can't Cc: Michael, and he's not on-list -- can you forward this to
him or point him at the archived message?
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