I am running a headless Centos 5 box.
I need shell access to this server over LAN with the ability to run the command and disconnect without waiting for the command to finish. And then check back minutes/hours later.
I am using ssh but whenever I logout, the commands are lost. remote X using XDMCP is very slow and sometimes there is no workable desktop after login greater. Though I dont want to concentrate getting that sorted out unless its the only good way of achieving my objective.
I resort to scheduling the command using cron but I believe there could be other way to have a persistent console