20.02.2020

OpenSSH 8.2 update requires restart of sshd

With the OpenSSH update to 8.2 you must restart the sshd service, or it will not accept new ssh connections.

XBPS will print a notice about this when updating OpenSSH, but we hope by posting this notice we will reach the users who don’t read the output of regular updates and avoid or minimize complications due to the update.

We considered restarting sshd automatically on update, but the policy of not restarting, enabling or otherwise interact with services during updates stands.