Clean way to monitor status of 'sshd' remotely?

Michael Stone mstone at
Sat Oct 27 00:19:33 EST 2001

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 05:36:50AM -0700, Eddy Geez wrote:
> I've also looked at the 'sshd.c' source code, and don't see anything
> obvious that would easily permit a monitoring tool to close the SSH
> connection "properly" and avoid a log-file entry.

1) why on earth would it be a feature to have a mechanism that allows
one to connect to ssh without leaving a log entry. (seems like it would
offer a great way to do covert scans.)

2) how often do your sshd's disappear? is this actually something that
needs to be monitored?

Mike Stone

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