Problem upgrading OpenSSH/SSHD on CentOS 7

Jakub Jelen jjelen at
Tue May 30 19:27:39 AEST 2017

On 05/28/2017 05:39 PM, Frank DiGennaro wrote:
> All;
>      I've upgraded OpenSSH/SSHD on CentOS 6 to version 7.5 without a problem.
> However, when I try to upgrade it on CentOS 7, I'm having problems. When I
> try to start SSHD on a CentOS 7 server using "systemctl start sshd", I never
> get back to the prompt. It just seems to hang there. However, when I ctrl-c
> out of it and check, SSHD is running. This happens if I try to start the
> service manually or automatically on boot. Has anyone seen this before? Any
> insight at all would be greatly appreciated.

This is a problem of systemd, that it does not know how to track the 
running services:

Unfortunately not yet part of OpenSSH.

Jakub Jelen
Software Engineer
Security Technologies
Red Hat

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