OpenSSH solaris: bad return code after exec of remote command

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Thu Oct 11 06:47:18 EST 2001

On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 04:37:35PM -0400, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> But, I'm testing this now, and here's what I found:
>  - ssh -n -2 host exit $(print $((RANDOM % 91)) |tee /dev/tty) ; echo $?
>    (with forced command="exit $SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND" and RSA keys):

That should read:

 - ssh -n -2 host $(print $((RANDOM % 255)) |tee /dev/tty) ; echo $?

   (with forced command="exit $SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND" and RSA keys):

When this works you get two lines of output, the first being a number
0-254 and the second matching the first. When it doesn't work then the
second line is "255."


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