SSH to jail opens host?

Russell Haley russ.haley at
Sat May 4 06:20:21 UTC 2019

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 11:09 PM Russell Haley <russ.haley at> wrote:

> Hi,
> This is so embarrassing. I've got a bunch of jails that I created some
> time ago using iocell that work just fine. I've just tried to create a new
> jail and every time I try to ssh into it, instead of going to the jail, it
> takes me back to my host.
> I say I've created "a" new jail but I've tried this a couple of times now,
> each with a different ip4_addr. Does anyone know what stupid thing I have
> missed or done that would cause this?
> I can provide more background but I'm not sure what kind of background to
> give? Any suggestions would be grand.
> Thanks,
> Russ

And as usual I found the answer *right* after I fired off an email in
frustration. I hadn't enabled or started sshd in the jail. Duh!

Sorry for the noise.

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