[maemo-users] Problem using ssh on N800

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Fri Feb 13 20:30:57 EET 2009
On Friday 13 February 2009 17:13:43 Denis Dimick wrote:
> Well I'm stumped, the only suggestion I have left is log int the Nokia from
> an X-Windows locally and run: "apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get
> dist-upgrade" and see if that helps. If not, you may have to re-flash and
> see if that helps. If re-flashing helps, then load your apps back one or
> two at a time and see which one breaks SSH.

That seems excessive for this problem.

In an earlier email you showed logs (from both ends) of the failing 
connection.  How about getting logs (from both ends) of the successful 
connection from the 770 and comparing them to see what **should** be the next 
thing reported in the log (on each side).  It might give a hint as to what is 

You could also try strace on the sshd process (and even on the N800 if you 
have strace installed there) -- see if there is a system call which is not 

My money is still on DNS.  It feels like the host is doing something like a 
reverse DNS lookup which is working for the connection from the 770 and not 
working for the connection from the N800.  Can you arrange for their IP 
adresses to be swapped (e.g. by setting the access point to give give out 
fixed addresses for them) and see if the problem is still there?

Have you tried specifying a command to execute instead of a shell?  E.g. "ssh 
<host> ls".


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