If you faced this kind of error on your terminal login as: **** Keyboard-interactive authentication prompts
When using NetBSD as DomU PV guest you can stumble upon this message when trying to connect via ssh:
login as: root
Keyboard-interactive authentication prompts from server:
Password for root@server:
End of keyboard-interactive prompts from server
Server refused to allocate pty
This is because of no more available terminals that can user be attached to.
Fortunately, there is easy fix to this, and is built in in base system.
First you have to somehow login to the server either on console, or close other terminals and wait for session to time out.
Then you need to use mount_ptys as below:
mount_ptyfs ptyfs /dev/pts
Then login couple more times to see if it's working. Session handled by ptyfs will be marked on TTY field as pts instead of ttyp
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE WHAT
root console - 31Dec19 67days -ksh
root pts/2 *****.***.pl 4:06PM 0 w
root ttyp0 *****.***.pl 12:39PM 11 ksh
If all works, you can put that into /etc/fstab to be permanent after reboot.
ptyfs /dev/pts ptyfs rw 0 0