Objective: SSH login ( + eliminate warning message) / run 2 commands / stay logged in:

EDIT: Oops, I made a mistake (see below):

This code does ~95% of what I wanted to do

# .bashrc
# Run two commands and stay logged in to new server.
alias gr='ssh -t -p 5xx4x root@9x.1xx.51.00 2> /dev/null "cd /var; ls; /bin/bash -i"'

Now, after successful login / verify user logged in =

root pts/0 2011-01-30 22:09

Try to 'logout' =

bash: logout: not login shell: use `exit'

I seem to have full root access w/o being logged into the shell? (The " /bin/bash -i " was added to 'Stay logged in' but doesn't work quite as expected) FYI: The question is "How to get this SSH login working" & it is mostly solved, sorry I made a mess...




Original Question Here:

# .bashrc
# Run two commands and stay logged in to new server.
alias gr='ssh -t -p 5xx4x root@9x.1xx.51.00 "cd /var; ls; /bin/bash -i"'

# (hack) Hide "map back to the address - POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT!"  message.
alias gr='ssh -p 5xx4x root@9x.1xx.51.00 2> /dev/null'

Both examples 'work' as shown; When I try to add the ' 2> /dev/null ' to the first example, then the whole thing breaks.

  • I'm out of time trying to solve the warning message other ways, so is it possible to combine both examples to make example #1 work w/o the warning message?

Thank you.

ps. If you also know a proper way to kill the login warning message, please do tell (the 'standard' "edit host file" advice isn't working for me)

  • Fix the warning message. The warning message tells you the exact line in authorized_keys you should delete so that it disappears (given that you acknowledged the warning, and the server key really changed). – Juliano Jan 31 '11 at 4:42
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    How are you adding the redirection to the first command and in what way does it break? – Dennis Williamson Jan 31 '11 at 4:45
  • @Juliano Not that type of warning; This one is related to the hostname/ IP & I'm using a VPS (no control over the true server root), so far unable to fix... "Check dns" is off in ssh config. @Dennis Will update ASAP. – This_Is_Fun Jan 31 '11 at 5:03
  • @Dennis Good point, thanks. I was online 'too long' and had made an error. My original post is edited now. – This_Is_Fun Jan 31 '11 at 5:23

You're getting the bash: logout: not login shell: use 'exit' message because you started an interactive non-login shell. Try bash -l or bash -il instead.

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