Knife ssh Return Values


#1

Hi Guys!

We’re using “knife ssh” to deploy parts of our application. It seems,
though, that knife ssh returns “0” if it can’t connect to the host:

user@chef02:/tmp$ knife ssh ‘name:MikeEnv01C1’ 'ls /etc’
MikeEnv01C1 fstab makedev.d rmt
.
.
.
user@chef02:/tmp$ echo $?
0

… and to a host which was brought down:

user@chef02:/tmp$ knife ssh ‘name:SteveEnv02C’ ‘ls /etc’

echo ? WARNING: Failed to connect to -- Errno::ETIMEDOUT: Connection timed out - connect(2) user@chef02:/tmp echo $?
0

user@chef02:/tmp$ knife -v
Chef: 11.4.0

Is this “As Designed”?

-Mike

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