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ssh respawning too fast

Luis_23
Occasional Contributor

ssh respawning too fast

Hi,

I'm getting the following message:

INIT: id "ssh" respawining too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I have looked up what this means, but I can't find a solution for it. In inittab, the line that starts the process users t_respawn insted of the the regular spawn. The line reads:

ssh:35:t_respwan:/usr/sbin/sshd_startup

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Luis G.
"Climbing is life. The rest? Only details..."
2 REPLIES
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: ssh respawning too fast

Sounds like the 'sshd_startup' routine is failing, thus it's trying to respawn over and over..

try starting 'sshd_startup' manually and see if there is an obvious cause for the failure..
One long-haired git at your service...
Luis_23
Occasional Contributor

Re: ssh respawning too fast

Hi,
Thanks for the info. I figured it out a few minutes after I posted the message.

It was an obviuos thing I overlooked. I had ssh being started from sshd_startup in one of the init compartems.

Sorry for wasting your time.
Thanks,

Luis G.
"Climbing is life. The rest? Only details..."