fail to exit shell after issuing 'ssh -f .... sleep 500000'

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Mon Nov 27 15:15:41 EST 2006

Jochen Kirn wrote:
> when issuing following command on an AIX host:
> $ ssh -2 -n -f -x -L6666:localhost:6666 -o BatchMode=yes targethost sleep
> 500000
> $ exit

I suspect this is an instance of this bug:

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