Azure Linux Support Team

Support for Linux on Azure

/var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable

Problem Statement: You are attempting to ssh into a Linux VM and are unsuccessful. We have seen customers modify key sshd configuration files and upon restarting sshd or rebooting the VM connectivity is lost. symptoms/errors experienced The serial or console log may exhibt errors such as this: SuSE /var/empty must be owned by root and… Read more