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Running service sshd restart and then service sshd status on my system as root prints the following error:

Redirecting to /bin/systemctl status sshd.service sshd.service - OpenSSH server daemon Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/sshd.service; enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:38:38 +0330; 6s ago
Process: 2207 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/sshd -D $OPTIONS (code=exited, status=255) Process: 2204 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/sshd-keygen (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) CGroup: name=systemd:/system/sshd.service

Feb 16 21:38:38 localhost.localdomain sshd[2207]: /var/empty/sshd must be own...

How do I find the cause of the problem?

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    The last (truncated!) line of the error message presumably talks about ownership of /var/empty/sshd, here (Fedora 18) I have drwx--x--x. 2 root root 4096 Feb 8 11:18 /var/empty/sshd/, that directory is owned by package openssh-server (perhaps reinstall that one?).
    – vonbrand
    Feb 16, 2013 at 18:20
  • Reinstalling openssh-server solved the problem. Thanks. If you want, add it as answer so I can accept it.
    – Omid
    Feb 16, 2013 at 18:46

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The last (truncated!) line of the error message presumably talks about ownership of /var/empty/sshd, here (Fedora 18) ls -ld gives:

drwx--x--x. 2 root root 4096 Feb 8 11:18 /var/empty/sshd/

Running rpm -qf /var/empty/sshd gives:

openssh-server-6.1p1-5.fc18.x86_64

So that directory is owned by package openssh-server (perhaps reinstall that one?)

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If you use Magento or use command line to change /var/ to 777, it might be you are accidentally change all permissions to that state (777).

Just connect to virtuozzo / cpanel / whm and change it back to 700 or owner (all checklist) and unchecklist the others

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