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How sshd restart works when I ssh to a box and restart sshd?

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I sshed to a box and executed following command, I didn't loose my sshd connectivity and was able to successfully restart the service. How was I able to do it? What happened beneath?
sudo /etc/init.d/sshd restart
Password:
Stopping sshd:                                             [  OK  ]
Starting sshd:                                             [  OK  ]

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