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From: Steffen Dettmer (steffendett.de)
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 02:49:42 CDT
* Frank Heimann wrote on Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 16:48 +0200:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 11:39:32AM +0200, Steffen Dettmer wrote:
> The user sshd is just used during the authentication-process.
> http://www.citi.umich.edu/u/provos/ssh/priv.jpg shows it pretty well.
> A with root previledges running sshd process listens on port 22.
> When someone tries to login via ssh, this sshd forks, chroot()s to /var/empty
> and changes his uid to the uid of the user sshd.
Ohh I see! There isn't "an authentication process" but an
authentication process for each connection, forked on demand!
> I hope this helps a bit.
Yes, of course, now it's clear, thank you very much!
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