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Old 01-13-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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alternate config file for sshd w/ RH EL3

How can I restart my remote sshd server using a test config file (RH EL3)?

I've tried this, apparently without success:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd restart -f test_sshd_config

I want to test port forwarding, but I made a stupid mistake once that cost me big $$ just to remove a single line.

I would like to be able to remotely reboot back to a known good config file in case I screw something up. (I can reboot the power supply, in an emergency...)

Old 01-13-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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I thought of a workaround...

I wrote a bash script called start_sshd with contents:


/etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd stop

/usr/sbin/sshd -f /path/to/test_config_file
Seems to work on my home machine...

If there is a simpler RedHat command using chkconfig or the like, I'd appreciate a heads up.



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