#16 "Cannot create window" messages, connectivity lost

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nobody
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2012-07-18
2005-10-13
Anonymous
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sshd on a Windows NT server "decided" to stop working
a few days ago. A ssh -d4 user@address command
showed we were being disconnected by the server.

After some hunting around on the server I found a
\var\logs\OpenSSHd.log file with myriad messages like :

12 [win] sshd 658 Winmain: Cannot create window
C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\usr\sbin\sshd.exe: ***
WFSO failed, Win32 error 6

I have no idea what this is trying to tell me, nor what I
can do to recover connectivity...any ideas ?

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  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    D'oh! Sorry, forgot some details. This is OpenSSH-3.6.1,
    and although it's a bit old, it's been working fine for a couple
    of years. And of course the sysadmins for the box swear no
    patches or changes were made around the time it stopped
    working.

    Nick Varley
    nick.varley@capgemini.com

     
  • Nick Varley

    Nick Varley - 2005-11-03

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=1361783

    A reboot recovered the situation, but I'd still love to know
    what the error messages meant and what else I could have
    done about it...anyone...?

     


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