openssh 5.3p1-4: sshd script kills all sshd processes??
On 10/03/10 09:27, Dan McGee wrote:
On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Allan McRae<email@example.com> wrote:
On 10/03/10 09:03, Thomas Bächler wrote:
What did whoever commited this smoke? It must have been very good:
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:
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]?
Definitely. And got more than enough signoffs...
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.
This has sort of been bought up before. More in the context of not
needing to test every possible combination of bug fixes (instead just a
basic usage test) to signoff lesser used packages. So this would
suggest the opposite for some packages. That is getting a complicated
As an aside, it took 11 days for this bug to be noticed. So considering
a package "bug free" after a week and giving autosignoffs has issues.