Re: FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-03:12.openssh
From: Matthew Dillon (dillon_at_apollo.backplane.com)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:36:02 -0700 (PDT) To: Chuck Swiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
:[ ... ]
: >> On FreeBSD 5.0 and later, wouldn't it be both simpler and safer to
: >> recommend
: >> # /etc/rc.d/sshd restart
: >> instead?
:This can be dangerous if you are ssh'ed in, and the restart kills your
:connection rather than the daemon.
All the restart target does is basically kill the pid using the pid file
and then restart the daemon, so it is no more dangerous then the below.
: > Then there would be two sets of instructions, which sucks.
: > I think we'll just not do it quite completely and go with
: > # kill `cat /var/run/sshd.pid`
: > # /usr/sbin/sshd
:This is good.
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