I've got a weird issue. Every time I hit Ctrl+D or use logout or exit, I see

Connection to remote.host.com closed

and then I am immediately logged back in:

Last login: Thu Oct 6 21:04:20 2011 from xyz
user@remote.host.com ~ $ 

Why is this happening and how can I make it stop?

  • 1
    Give some details about your setup. At least the system and command with which you connect. If it is just ssh user@hostname, then what is the output of type ssh? – rozcietrzewiacz Oct 7 '11 at 14:02

Look for the option that says "re-connect if disconnected" in your SSH client. If you're using the command-line client, check to see if it's not running something like function ssh() { while true; ssh "$@"; done; }

  • That was it. I forgot about the loop I wrote since I was initially having connection issues. – Naftuli Kay Oct 7 '11 at 23:45

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.