Ben Lindstrom mouring at
Wed Aug 7 12:34:37 EST 2002

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Carl Brewer wrote:

> > since ~ will unconditionally close a terminal window, what's wrong with a
> > config option to do this automagically if the sysadmin wishes to configure
> > sshd in this fashion. Give me a good reason (other than academic) why when
> > the user or script says "bye now" that sshd should not take them
> > seriously.
> Not to mention the complexity of multiple chained ssh connections, how
> many "~'s do I need to press?  I'm chained in through how many sessions
> again?
> Unfortunatly, Michael, you're wasting your time.  None of the
> developers will see it from a 'real user' perspective.  Purity
> vs practicality, and purity wins.

Your going to have to excuse me. I just got back into town after a
wirlwind trip, but I don't think you are qualify to say that.

The question that has yet to be answered is.

*WHY* does it happen on some platforms and not others?  You run OpenSSH on
OpenBSD?  No hang.

No one has yet to even explain to us why.  If one person could explain why
without handwaving it would solve the problem because it more than likely
is a mistake on TTY handling.

- Ben

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