Randy Herban RHerban at GRAMTEL.NET
Thu Dec 12 20:30:04 GMT 2002

Yes, the ssh is still alive and can be viewed from a ps ax on both server
(originating and destination)

If you ssh to a server, tail -f /var/log/maillog & (throws it in background)
and disconnect it will still spew the maillog to the screen and not
disconnect you from the server.

Restarting MS does the same thing.  I looked through the /etc/init.d file
and didn't see anything out of the ordinary that would start a process in
the background so I'm wondering what/where is doing this.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Annoyance

At 20:03 12/12/2002, you wrote:
>I have noticed than when I connect to my mail server and restart
>MailScanner, once I disconnect it leaves the session open still. This
>is usually caused by me having a process still running in the
>background but all I did was execute /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart.
>Does MS leave background processes open or is it something else?

I haven't seen this myself. Is the ssh process still alive after you have
disconnected, or what?
Julian Field
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