Shell server changes.

Fri Apr 28 08:12:46 PDT 2006 — Shell server changes. We’ve added a program to Bolt.sonic.net, our shell server. (If you don’t know what a shell server is, you can safely ignore this notice.)

Yes, it is the return of “pkiller.pl”, the process monitor. However, it is much tamer now — for instance, the “screen” program is exempt from being killed by the monitor, as well as any program with a controlling tty…

Our goal is to prevent crufty, old, idle processes from building up on the shell server, freeing those resources for folks who are actively using the shell server.

Discussion about the shell server itself is certainly welcome in the sonic.net newsgroup, available here: news://news.sonic.net/sonic.net -Scott

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