Hi Martin, On 27/07/07, Martin McCormick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > We have 3 FreeBSD systems. One is trying to use ssh and sudo to > run commands on two other systems. The remote command being > executed is: > > ssh remote.system.domain sudo dhcpreset > > dhcpreset is an expect script most of which is shown > here: [Script removed] > > The script works perfectly if you run it from a login > shell on the system where it actually lives as in: > > sudo dhcpreset. > > If you run it via ssh from a remote system, however, it > runs, produces the proper status messages and does its job and > then . . . . . . > > You have to hit a Control-C to kill off the ssh > connection which doesn't drop on its own. > > I think my script must somehow make sudo not see the > exit. Even though you see the dhcpd -q process started as a > background process, dhcpd daemonizes almost immediately and you > even see the completion message in a log of the activity so it > isn't that. Besides, it exits properly when called locally. > > Other remote commands using sudo properly exit. Any idea > how I might figure out what is hanging things up? > > If you do a ps on the remote system, the expect script > has ended. On the calling system, you still see ssh to the > remote system. > > Reading the expect manual shows an exit command but also > says that it is implied when the end of the script is reached. I > have tried it with and without that command at the end with no > effect. > > Thanks for any other suggestions for making this command > terminate when done.
Try using "pseudo tty allocation" with your ssh command, it's the "-t" option. So, use "ssh -t remote.system.domain sudo dhcpreset" as the command. If this doesn't work directly, you can even try several "t"s. I had best results with -ttt. If this still doesn't work, try using "nohup dhcpd -q" as command. HTH Christian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"