Checking remote processes

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sun Oct 1 18:24:43 PDT 2006

jhall at wrote:
> Is there a way to test a remote server to determine if certain processes
> are running?
> For example, can server 1 check server 2, which is at a remote location,
> to ensure squid is running?
> I have not been able to figure out how to do this, or if it is even possible.
> Thanks,
> Jay
This is easily done with ssh:

ssh remote_host_addr "ps aux | grep server_proc_name", i.e.

ssh some.hosts.address "ps aux | grep httpd"


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