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[alpine-devel] heads up: new behaviour of sshd stop

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:35:31 +0100


Just a heads-up for you who uses ssh on remote boxes.
Do not run '/etc/init.d/sshd stop' when connected remotely. You will
from now on be disconnected when doing so.

 * /etc/init.d/sshd stop does not kill the running ssh sessions and
does not disconnect you if you are logged on remotely.
 * doing reboot remotely ends with a timeout since the network is
shutdown before the ssh session gets killed by the final killall.
 * /etc/init.d/sshd restart would not disconnect you

 * /etc/init.d/sshd stop will kill your running ssh sessions and you
will get disconnected
 * doing reboot remotely shoudl give you a clean disconnect
 * /etc/init.d/sshd restart will not disconnect you

So basicly, this is just a heads up to be careful when you are logged
on remotely via ssh: Do *not* run '/etc/init.d/sshd stop' You will get
disconnected. Running '/etc/init.d/sshd restart' should be safe

Natanael Copa
Received on Tue Mar 16 2010 - 09:35:31 UTC