Bug 184216 - init script kills all running sshd's if listening server is stopped
init script kills all running sshd's if listening server is stopped
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 170468
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
4.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-03-07 08:40 EST by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 09:44:15 EST
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Description Bastien Nocera 2006-03-07 08:40:56 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #167886 +++

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #67624 +++

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020412
Debian/1.2.0-6

Description of problem:
The init script /etc/init.d/sshd uses the function killproc from
/etc/rc.d/init.d/functions. This falls back to using the pidof command to get
PIDs for the daemon, if /var/run/[service].pid does not exist. This means that
if the ssh server is already stopped, instead of failing with "ssh server is not
running" or something similiar, it kills all other running sshd's, which,
obviously, kills everyone's connections to the server. This has a high inpact
if the server is remote and there is no easy console access.
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2006-03-07 09:44:15 EST
Already fixed in RHEL4U3 package.


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 170468 ***

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