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Old 09-08-2002, 11:42 AM   #1
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Lightbulb How do you continue a session remotely?

Hello everyone,

I have a interesting need. I do a lot of traveling and can't stay in front of my server all the time. What I need to be able to do is start something on the system console, leave, login via ssh, and view that already created session and continue working.

Is this possible?
If, so how?

Old 09-08-2002, 11:53 AM   #2
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Most SSH clients will keep a log of packet data, so you shouldn't even need to login to see what you were doing - the client could do it for you.

I use PuTTY at work to SSH in to my linux box, and PuTTY keeps a log (packet) of what I've been doing - it's handy to have, although it gets big quickly. I'm sure the server will log this away as well, but remember that unless you have a fast connection, you might end up waiting ages for it to download. Keep it local in my opinion.
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Try vnc.
Start Server from console
Start client from X screen ( Even by a browser http://server:5800+display)
Kill the bowser go any where reconnect using browser and all that you did will be there.

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Good Ideas...

Thanks for the ideas..

I was hoping that their was a way to take over a tty session... Kinda like you can "su" between users..

cat /dev/tty1?

Any ideas?
Old 09-08-2002, 09:10 PM   #5
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cdccarson -

I just found out the best way to keep a session running while you aren't logged in.

Use the command `screen`

type `screen --help`
for more information

Hope this helps some body..


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