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Why are there two sshd processes for each active ssh session? (Doc ID 1390241.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 5/08 U5 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


It may be noticed that when a SSH connection is made to a Solaris host there are two sshd daemons executed for that open and active session.

For example on a system with no active ssh connections one is made.

Initially there is one sshd process that is the listener for incoming connection requests.



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