Upcoming Change - SSH Default Shell - dash to bash (Mar 2014)

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Planned Change Date: March 26th, 2014 @ 11am

Scope: Affects all ECE Debian Linux-based servers & workstations

Reason: In an effort to accommodate default shell expectations for some CAD software, the IT Support Team intends to modify the default SSH shell from dash to bash. End-user impacts are estimated to be minimal, and this action is classified as low risk. Please see the following articles for additional context



If you have any concerns about this impending change, please contact the IT Support Team at help@ece.ubc.ca no later than March 25th, 2014.

As a reminder, good scripting practice includes an explicit declaration of the shell required. Non-standard scripting calling /bin/sh may result in undesirable behaviour.