hang on exit - bug or no bug?

Tim Rice tim at multitalents.net
Fri Oct 5 08:36:13 EST 2001

On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Nicolas Williams wrote:

> No, don't modify your OS' startup scripts, just run them differently.
> Look, the fds are left open, so you potentially lose data, but you don't
> care, right? So why not run those scripts like so:
> ssh -n root at somehost /etc/init.d/syslog stop
> ssh -n root at somehost /etc/init.d/syslog start \>/dev/null 2\>\&1
> ?
> You have this issue with RSH too you know. I long ago learned to deal

What's bothering so many people, is there are a number of platforms
where ssh hangs but rsh does not.
(Anyone have source to Solaris, UnixWare, SCO, ......) ;-)

> with this by manually redirecting stdio to /dev/null. And yes, sometimes
> you care about some bit of command's output, because you may want to see
> error msgs from /etc/init.d/syslog, say. There's a few solutions:

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