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Old 03-17-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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bash, command line ftp, and a delimma..

So I'm trying to track running processes on a vanilla linux box with no hard drive.

What I've got so far is a small bash script that grabs my numbers, does a few calculations on them, saves them to a text file and uses lftp to put them on my machine running mrtg.

Now the problem here is this server has a flash card for a hard drive, so I don't want to write this text file every 5 minutes to it.

Can anyone think of a way to pipe the output of my script to lftp (or similar) without ever writing it locally to the servers filesystem?

Putting a ramdrive on the machine or just running mrtg on the machine are out of the question.. :P

Old 03-17-2005, 03:38 PM   #2
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You could do something over NFS or SSH for sure....
Old 03-18-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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NFS is pretty much out of the question since this is such a vanilla server.

What were your thoughts on SSH?



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