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OpenSolaris FIX: Server refused to allocate pty (SSH)

May 11th, 2010 5 comments

Just upgraded a friends OpenSolaris boxen to SNV_134 (latest available from the OpenSolaris dev repository) and after rebooting we realised we couldn’t SSH into it.

Server refused to allocate pty

DOH! This is caused by a known bug that has been around for a few builds now.

You’ll need to modify /etc/minor_perm and add the following to the bottom of the file.

clone:ptmx 0666 root sys

And what happens if your terminals don’t accept keyboard input? You could drop back into the shell *or* be lazy like me, find gText editor in your Accessories, add it to the panel and change the properties to run it as a privileged user:

pfexec gedit %U

Then run the file, open the /etc/minor_perm file, save and reboot. Make sure you change back the shortcut path 🙂

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xkcd: I am an iDiot

January 14th, 2009 2 comments

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ANN: WebSoftware DevFtp Editor!

July 29th, 2008 No comments

Well its been a while since I’ve written anything for WebSoftware, but I’ve been working on a Ftp tool for quite sometime, unfortunately due to work and university commitments I never got around to finishing up the product.

Here’s a little teaser shot of DevFtp, a tool written for developers and goes on a slightly different path to conventional FTP editors in the market today.

WebSoftware DevFtp Mock GUI

The goal of the product is to assist web developers and those who maintain alot of content to easily edit/manage transfers all within the same editor. The core internals & xFtpx engines have been completed, written in .NET 2.0 in order to maintain maximum compatibility with older versions of Windows.

As of writing the GUI your seeing there is current but various tweaks are being conducted to assist and do things differently, its just a teaser for now. The idea is to keep the GUI to be as simple and straight forward as possible.

Thus far theres support for Ftp (duh!), SFTP (Ftp over SSH), FTPS (SSL) Implicit & Explicit.

The editor provides full queuing of work items, synchronising of remote/local fodlers and syntax highlighting – pfft thats a given! – using the same Syntax Highlighting engine that will feature in the upcoming (:O) HotHTML 4 product. More information on both products will be released as time goes on but at this stage no dates are set for betas or public releases.

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