Stijn Jonker SJCJonker at SJC.NL
Fri Dec 13 04:47:53 GMT 2002

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Julian and others,

It's a known issue with openssh see:

Although it doesn't explain it in the FAQ I remeber (but aren't sure for a
100%) that it has to do with the background process still having the
pty/pts/tty (Whatever it's called these days) open for either input or

I didn't have time to look at/test the patch, but yes it happens here also
;-) It seems like a lot of other perl daemon type programs have troubles
with this also.

I just learned to do a <return> ~ . and voila ssh disconnects...

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Julian Field wrote:

> Please try applying the attached patch to your /usr/sbin/MailScanner script.
> Please can some non-Linux users try the patch as well: for example I'm
> concerned what Solaris will make of it.
> If you try it, whatever the results, please let me know what happened.
> At 22:13 12/12/2002, you wrote:
> >Sounds like I need to take a look at the daemonising code. It's hardly a
> >big problem, so it's not very high priority. But I will take a look.
> >
> >At 21:55 12/12/2002, you wrote:
> >>Hi!
> >>
> >> > Are you running screen by chance?
> >>
> >> > I see it as well, I've just ignored it though. It has happened for every
> >> > version of MailScanner I've ran for the past year or so.
> >>
> >>Its not screen related, i have this with plain ssh sessions.
> >>
> >>Bye,
> >>Raymond.
> >
> >--
> >Julian Field
> >
> >MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

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