Eric Garff egarff at
Thu Aug 8 08:34:14 EST 2002

This may be a simple question:  Why does this not happen when using
Protocol 1?

On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 14:07, Jani Jaakkola wrote:
> On 6 Aug 2002, Eric Garff wrote:
> > This isn't an actual reply to any one person, but here is my experience:
> > 
> > I have tested both the patches by Jani Jaakkol and Frank Cusack (Frank's
> > I tried both the pty and non-pty changes).  I still get the hang, here
> > is my setup.
> > 
> > This is entered as a cronjob on one server to run every 15 minutes:
> Our patches only apply to sessions with ptys. Ssh sessions from 
> cron-jobs normally do not have ptys and they do not need them. Also, I do 
> not intend to provide hang-on-exit patch for the non pty case; in the non 
> pty case the hang is what I expect and is IMO the correct thing to happen.
> I suspect, that your cronjob just leaves something hanging in the 
> background. You should fix the script.
> I am an system administrator myself and I do run cron jobs which use ssh. 
> They work just fine.
> - Jani
Eric Garff
System Administrator
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