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Old 11-10-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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persistent ssh session


I have a headless server that i want to use to download bittorrent files. The problem is that as soon as i disconnect, the connection is terminated, and the download stops. I want to be able to keep the session running and to connect whenever i fell like it and check the progress and/or stop the download.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Look into an application called "screen". Basically it keeps a persistant shell running that you can connect and disconnect whenever you feel like it.....

So, for example...

SSH into linux box
start 'screen'
start your bittorrent download (or whatever)
disconnect from 'screen' (but don't end the screen session)
disconnect from linux box ssh session
...
GO LIVE YOUR LIFE
...
SSH into linux box
reconnect to existing screen session.
you're back in business.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 07:47 AM   #3
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or try to use wget or curl however these are bittorrents
 
Old 11-11-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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Screen seems to fulfill my needs just fine.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 12:16 AM   #5
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Could I recommend MLDonkey for Bittorent/eDonkey downloads. You can find it precompiled at this site.

You can then connect to it with telnet (port 4000), web (port 4080) or GUI (port 4001)

A great GUI can be fount at this site ...
 
  


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