[systemd-devel] My last post went as "unprocessed"

David Lambert dave at lambsys.com
Thu Jul 11 13:36:26 PDT 2013

Thanks for your quick reply. I also notice a "-" preceding the target 
for ExecStart target. How does this work and where is it documented. 
Again very difficult to search :-[


Description=OpenSSH Per-Connection Daemon

ExecStart=-/usr/sbin/sshd -i
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID

On 13-07-11 03:08 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 02:58:26PM -0500, David Lambert wrote:
>> On my Angstrom distribution the sshd service is controlled by the
>> file "/lib/systemd/system/sshd at .service". What is the significance
>> of the "@" in the service name?
> "@" means that it's a template unit. A separate instance of the
> sshd at .service unit will be created for each connections, called
> sshd@<connection-1-details>.service,
> sshd@<connection-2-details>.service, etc.
> Zbyszek
>> This may be buried in documentation, but is very difficult to search
>> for. My apologies if it is "obvious".
> It's described in systemd.unit(5), but not very verbosely.
> Zbyszek

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