[K12OSN] Remote Management Problems

Sudev Barar sudev at mantraonline.com
Fri Jun 25 16:10:41 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 17:48, Noel Corbett wrote:
> Hi Everyone...
> I've got a Linux server setup at the school I work at and i've been 
> attempting to manage it remotely using putty from my home machine. My home 
> connection is a dsl line and the school connection is a dial up account. 
> Currently I'm trying to update the machine, it runs gentoo so it compiles 
> all the software but before I can get anything compiled the connection gets 
> dropped (usually as a result of a disconnect on the 56k end) and the compile 
> stops.
> What i'd like to know is can i somehow get the emerge process to run in the 
> background so that i can disconnect from the machine and keep it running.  I 
> live about 50km away from the school and only go in occasionally to perform 
> various tasks if I could do these updates from home I'd be a hap
Look at screen command.
$man screen
I think you may find answers. HTH
Sudev Barar
Learning Linux

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