OpenSSH solaris: bad return code after exec of remote command

Paul Menage pmenage at
Thu Oct 11 05:56:58 EST 2001

> My problem is this. The remote ssh returns an error code of 255 (using
>echo $?), or (-1 in the debug), despite the command executing
>successfully. about 5-10% of the time it returns 0. In all cases it
>"appears" the command completed successully, and is simply an issue of
>ssh failing to close the channel cleanly.

We've seen this intermittently on Windows - we put it down to bugs in
cygwin, as executing the same scripts (on the server) on Solaris or
Linux has never produced the problem for us.


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