what happens when connection is lost ?

Sunil Sunder Raj unixtools at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 1 02:27:22 PST 2003

You will have to run the configure script with the nohup command.

# nohup configure

This will ignore the SIGHUP and SIGQUIT signal.


>From: Charles Swiger <cswiger at mac.com>
>To: "M.D. DeWar" <mark at s-wit.net>
>CC: freebsd <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org>
>Subject: Re: what happens when connection is lost ?
>Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:58:16 -0500
>On Oct 31, 2003, at 11:54 AM, M.D. DeWar wrote:
>>If I am logged in on a FreeBSD machine with ssh.
>>And doing say a ./configure or make  and I lose connection does that stop
>>what I was doing ?
>In general, yes-- what happens is that a broken connection results in a 
>hangup (HUP) signal being sent to the process group containing ssh, your 
>shell, and whatever commands might have been running.
>>data get corrupted etc ?
>Generally not.  The point of the HUP signal is to allow processes to shut 
>down cleanly.  See "man nohup", "man signal"....
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