1.5.24: rxvt or console fail to shutdown due to ssh -f still running despite setsid()
Tue Apr 10 13:45:00 GMT 2007
Ken Shaffer wrote:
>> I have just checked the source for the daemon() function and the
>> setsid executable. They
>> both call fork() and then setsid(). Do the console/rxvt process stick
>> after calling ssh -f
>> because file descriptors are left open? Can you suggest a strategy to
>> deal with this?
> I'm not running ssh as a daemon. What I do in order to ssh to another
> computer from any other shell is to keep one shell open all the time
> running the agent. This is accomplished via the startssh function.
Thanks, but that doesn't help since I (a) need to run ssh as a daemon
for forwarding ports, and as I said in my earlier post (b) I need to
enter a password interactively. The host in question does not accept
public key authentication.
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