veronicabend

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Feb 25, 2005
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Hi,

I just did ps aux and noticed that there are lots of old sshd processes listed. I have the feeling those shouldn't be there.

This are just a few:

Code:
root      3421  0.0  0.0  98488  1036 ?        S    Jun29   0:00 sshd: unknown [priv]
sshd      3422  0.0  0.0  65376   596 ?        S    Jun29   0:00 sshd: unknown [net]
root      3423  0.0  0.0  98488  1044 ?        S    Jun29   0:00 sshd: unknown [priv]
sshd      3424  0.0  0.0  65376   576 ?        S    Jun29   0:00 sshd: unknown [net]
root      3515  0.0  0.0  98524  2784 ?        Ss   Aug26   0:00 sshd: root [priv]
sshd      3516  0.0  0.0  65412  1396 ?        S    Aug26   0:00 sshd: root [net]
root      3813  0.0  0.0  98488   780 ?        S    Jun20   0:00 sshd: root [priv]
sshd      3814  0.0  0.0  65376   320 ?        S    Jun20   0:00 sshd: root [net]
root      3893  0.0  0.0  98528  3604 ?        Ss   Sep01   0:00 sshd: unknown [priv]
sshd      3895  0.0  0.0  65416  1692 ?        S    Sep01   0:00 sshd: unknown [net]
root      3897  0.0  0.0  98528  3604 ?        Ss   Sep01   0:00 sshd: unknown [priv]
sshd      3898  0.0  0.0  65416  1688 ?        S    Sep01   0:00 sshd: unknown [net]
Any idea what this might be? I connect with root every now and then. Could it be that the connections stay? But then, what would those "unknown" ones be?
Can I kill these processes? I just restarted ssh but the processes remained.

Thanks!