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Old 06-05-2004, 02:25 AM   #1
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pts/0 etc. Remote access question


I have a linux sever and desktop. I access the server a lot and it is always on. I turn off the desktop at night.

When I go to bed, I often want to start an install (or something else like DVD ripping etc) on my server. Of course, I could use SSH from my desktop but then, when I turn off desktop, the operation will cancel, because it is like shutting down the terminal window when your playing music, the operation in that terminal window gets stopped.

When one logs into linux, one is given a different pts/* depending on which number of person you are too long in (correct?). If i'm logged into my server locally, then I'm pts/0 and if I then log in remotely via ssh, that login in pts/1. Is this correct?

Obviously, I don't have a screen and keyboard attached to my desktop, therefore, I would like to know if there is a way to use the pts stuff to start operations by using my desktop, but using the terminals on my server.

For example, "ssh <IP> using pts/0" or something. I guess you get the idea. The main aim of this being so that the operation is being carried out on a terminal window on my server (not my desktop) and I can therefore turn off my desktop and the operations will not be affected.

I don't have X installed on my server. Would X forwarding work for command line only stuff? is X-Forwarding an option or is there a quicker, ready made way?



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