manual escape to debugger on serial console not working?

Nicolas Rachinsky fbsd-stable-0 at
Thu Jan 26 00:54:26 PST 2006

* Niki Denev <nike_d at> [2006-01-26 10:50 +0200]:
> to the debugger with BREAK (~#) i get this on the screen :
> The following connections are open:
>   #0 client-session (t4 r0 i0/0 o0/0 fd 4/5 cfd -1)

Are you using ssh?

man ssh
   Escape Characters
     When a pseudo terminal has been requested, ssh supports a number of func-
     tions through the use of an escape character.

     A single tilde character can be sent as ~~ or by following the tilde by a
     character other than those described below.  The escape character must
     always follow a newline to be interpreted as special.  The escape charac-
     ter can be changed in configuration files using the EscapeChar configura-
     tion directive or on the command line by the -e option.

     The supported escapes (assuming the default `~') are:

     ~.      Disconnect

     ~^Z     Background ssh

     ~#      List forwarded connections

     ~&      Background ssh at logout when waiting for forwarded connection /
             X11 sessions to terminate

     ~?      Display a list of escape characters

     ~C      Open command line (only useful for adding port forwardings using
             the -L and -R options)

     ~R      Request rekeying of the connection (only useful for SSH protocol
             version 2 and if the peer supports it)



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