sshd and .bashrc

Damien Miller djm at
Sat Jul 2 10:05:54 EST 2011

On Fri, 1 Jul 2011, Mark Bartelt wrote:

> >>  bash was doing the wrong thing varying its behaviour based on the
> >>  type of fd it was talking to, so please turn your attention there.
> Fair enough; I'm basically agnostic on the issue of whether bash
> {is|isn't} doing the wrong thing.  But regardless, I still feel
> that the change in sshd's behaviour shouldn't have been sprung
> on people without a big "hey, heads-up, bash users!" in one of
> the README files.  It first appeared in the 5.1p1 release (it
> wasn't there in 5.0p1), and although the change was documented
> in that ChangeLog file, it's more than 800 lines down, with no
> suggestion about what the potential side-effects of the change
> might be. 

We didn't mention it because we didn't notice it, and because
OpenSSH had already used pipes on several platform for years without
anyone complaining (to me at least).


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