[arch-dev-public] openssh 5.3p1-4: sshd script kills all sshd processes??

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 00:27:56 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 10/03/10 09:03, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> What did whoever commited this smoke? It must have been very good:
>> http://repos.archlinux.org/wsvn/packages/?op=comp&compare[]=%2Fopenssh%2Ftrunk@59462&compare[]=%2Fopenssh%2Ftrunk@60182
>> Whenever you want to do /etc/rc.d/sshd restart remotely, it will kill
>> your ssh session. It is an important feature of openssh that all ssh
>> connections stay OPEN even if you kill the master server. With this
>> change, you will get kicked and goodbye remote server.
> That looks like it was committed in response to this bug:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/17138

Yeah this happened to me, I didn't think twice about it thinking I did
something wrong but realized now that I have never been booted before.
Good thing I have a remote terminal.

Did this go through [testing]? Just wondering if we could/should have
caught this earlier; maybe we need certain things done with certain
packages to certify their OK-ness. Especially with sshd, a remote
restart is almost always a good check that covers a lot of bases.


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