SSH bin/bash & JailShell Scrolling Prompts


Well-Known Member
Mar 26, 2003
Los Angeles
A couple of my users have complained recently that while using JailShell they are constantly reset to command prompt....
when i am editing a file while logged in via ssh, all of a sudden i get the command prompt . even if i just have the cursor blinking at the command primpt i get a second if i hit enter.
I switched the user frmo JailShell to regular ssh and the user still had the same issue. Only this time, it wasnt as fast as when using JailShell. During JailShell, I timed the command prompt resets to about 10 seconds apart. In regular ssh, they were about 80 seconds apart.

Has anyone else encountered this problem or know of a way to correct it. My users are not speed typists capable of typing 1000 words per minute.

Edit: I forgot to mention, there are no problems at all with ssh while logged in as root.


Well-Known Member
Dec 8, 2003
you using SSH2 or SSH1 ?